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How Syrian refugees in Southern California are settling in

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| More than 1,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in California since last October when the U.S. began accepting migrants fleeing the war in their homeland.

In California, curbing trade might have its trade-offs

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What would happen to the U.S. economy if the next president sparked a trade war and the flow of goods was cut off? One place to look for an answer: California.

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Rising tensions? Yes, but the US and Chinese navies are training together

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Even as China presses ahead with a military buildup in the South China Sea, the U.S. invited it to take part in the world's largest naval exercise at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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When the US backs gay and lesbian rights in Africa, is there a backlash?

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For the last four years, the American government has engaged in an ambitious campaign for LGBT rights around the world. But American support can be a double-edged sword.

A Nation Engaged: Months after terror, Police Chief leery of political rhetoric

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Jarrod Burguan was at the helm of the San Bernardino Police Department in December when a gruesome terror attack left 14 dead. He shared his thoughts with Take Two.

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Nation Engaged: Forecasting the future of free trade in California and the potential statewide impact of TPP

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With the sixth-largest economy in the world, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty at stake when we talk about the future of free trade in California and what the potential impact of the ratification (or lack thereof) of the massive trade deal known as TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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In a time of Middle East conflict, what's the role of US diplomacy?

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The focus has often been on U.S. military action in the Middle East. But diplomacy is also critical. Here's a look at one of America's most important and complicated relationships in the region.

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US-Russian relations for the 21st century

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As part of NPR's new series, "A Nation Engaged," AirTalk will look at America's role in the world throughout this week’s programming. On the hustings, one policy issue playing more prominently than anticipated is U.S.-Russia relations.

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