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Putin Signals Detente in Meeting with Ukraine's President-Elect

Putin Signals Detente in Meeting with Ukraine's President-Elect
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President-Elect Petro Poroshenko met briefly Friday for what could be the beginnings of a tense truce between the two nations. Putin went so far as to praise Poroshenko for his commitment to peace in eastern Ukraine.
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Signs of Climate Instability to Come? Water Wars Ignite in the West

Signs of Climate Instability to Come? Water Wars Ignite in the West
In a tense situation eerily similar to the precursors leading to the Nevada standoff with Cliven Bundy, New Mexico ranchers and federal agencies clashed over a fence used to limit the amount of water ranchers can use for their cattle. Ranchers have demanded the locks to the gates be cut, and agents initiated talks to diffuse the tense situation.
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