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U.S. to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again

Worried about past dues and what it calls an anti-Israel bias, Washington is bailing on the group it helped found.

The United States plans to formally withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations’ Paris-based cultural, scientific, and educational organization, to save money and protest what it views as the organization’s anti-Israel bias.

The move, which could be announced as early as next week, marks America’s further estrangement from an organization that it helped establish after World War II to widen access to

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