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Kenny Stancil, staff writer
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken concludes his first press briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on January 27, 2021. (Photo: Carlos Barria/AFP via Getty Images)
"This welcome step is the start of our efforts to pursue effective arms control that lowers the risks of war and helps prevent arms races," said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Humanity remains closer than ever to the apocalypse, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' "Doomsday Clock." (Photo: Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images)
Citizens must "demand... that their governments reorder their priorities and...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) and Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) meet on March 10, 2011 with their delegations in Moscow. (Photo: Alexey Druzhinin/AFP via Getty Images)
"After four years of efforts to kill arms control and chase the false security...

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Never mind the homophobic laws, rampant corruption, drone surveillance, reported killing of stray dogs and $51 billion pricetag. The word out of Sochi from newly arrived journalists is alternately grim and hilarious, with tales of so many small disasters - random hacking, unsafe courses, half-finished hotels, rooms with dogs, light bulbs bartered for doorknobs, water too dangerous to put on your face and no visitors in sight - it kinda makes you wonder, once more, about the questionable...