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Timeline: Iran's nuclear push has been decades in the making

Timeline: Iran's nuclear push has been decades in the making

WASHINGTON — The road to the Iran nuclear deal did not start in November, 2013, when the major powers and Iran launched formal talks. It did not begin in 2010, when the US Congress passed the far-reaching Iran sanctions and the UN Security Council approved its own set of sanctions.

Rather, the road to the deal secured last week, which will limit Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, began decades earlier.

Here are some highlights on the way to the deal that now faces Congress’ yea or nay.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:24 )


Obama's cousin is 'Black chief rabbi'

Obama's cousin is 'Black chief rabbi'CHICAGO — Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago was nominated to become what an international organization is calling the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century. A recent statement from the International Israelite Board of Rabbis declared that Funnye would serve as the “titular head of a worldwide community of Black Jews.” Along with the US, the community has branches in the Caribbean, South Africa, Uganda and Nigeria.

Denverite at center of Kotel incident

Denverite at center of Kotel incidentLINDA SIEGEL-Richman, the anonymous Linda detained July 5 by two uniformed guards for wearing a kipah at the Western Wall, returned home to Denver jetlagged and besieged by global media on July 9. “I had no intention of causing a furor,” Siegel-Richman told the Intermountain Jewish News Friday as her phone rings incessantly. “I lived in Israel a long time. It was a fast day. I’m aware that many men dislike seeing women wear a kipah.

Why the Iran deal is likely to survive — despite hurdles

Why the Iran deal is likely to survive — despite hurdles WASHINGTON — The nuclear deal with Iran, 20 months in the making, is now done — at least as far as negotiations go. The accord, announced Tuesday, July 14, still faces hurdles, although they likely won’t keep the deal from going ahead. What happens next? We read the laws, perused the speeches, scanned the deal, canvassed congressional insiders and Iran experts, and here’s what we found out.

Congress: Jared Polis' political passions

Congress: Jared Polis' political passionsIf you get a letter in the mail demanding payment of $50,000 dollars for infringing a patent, and you have no idea what it’s about or what to do, contact Congressman Jared Polis. The representative from Colorado’s second district, who made his fortune in the early days of the World Wide Web, brings to Congress unique expertise in intellectual property. He hasn’t wasted any time putting it to use helping his constituents.
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