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The Atlantic Daily: Parting Words

John Kerry had some harsh words for Israel, Donald Trump claimed victory on a jobs outlook that may not last, scientists and civil-rights advocates braced for a conservative administration, and more.
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What We’re Following

Middle East Peace: In a speech outlining the U.S. vision for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the U.S. abstention during a vote on the United Nations Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories. Kerry said the U.S. “cannot in good conscience do nothing and say nothing when we see the hope of peace slipping away.” The remarks carry little but symbolic weight given that they come in the last 23 days of President Obama’s administration

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