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Guests Remind NBC, CNN: Obama Gave Classified Intel to Russia

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Appearing on Friday’s NBC Today, security analyst Juan Zarate warned: “The problem is the Russians aren’t trustworthy. The Russians have proven that when we’ve provided information in the past, they’ve used it against us.” He then proceeded to explain how former President Obama gave the Russians classified information just months ago

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A Game-Theoretical Analysis Of The US-China-North Korea ‘Standoff’

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Game theory is a wide-reaching study that can describe and model how human beings will behave, particularly in response to the actions of other human beings. It’s a sort of chess-game thinking. And its basis is essentially this: Your interests depend not just on the decisions you make, but also on the decisions that other people make. In game theory, you choose your moves based on how you expect your competitors to respond to your moves.

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Russia Restored Syria Flight Safety Memorandum with US after Tillerson’s Request

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Russia has restored its 2015 memorandum of understanding on Syrian air operations with the United States at the request of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russia’s Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday. Tillerson visited Moscow earlier in April to meet Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin.

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Jonathan Marshall: Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy

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If President Trump wants to earn a rare legislative victory and take political credit for reviving hard-hit regions of rural America, he should take a close look at how one Kentucky coal company is creating jobs. Berkeley Energy Group this month announced plans to put coal miners back to work by building the largest solar project in Appalachia on top of a closed mountaintop strip mine near the town of Pikeville. The Eastern Kentucky coal company is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund, which has helped develop 9,000 megawatts of renewable energy, to bring jobs and clean energy to the region.