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Today, we look at how U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is charting her own path in diplomacy, which 16th century religious figure President Donald Trump resembles, and what a former CIA director has to say about the Russia investigation.

MANCUNIAN MANIFESTO: I love Manchester, but please stop celebrating my hometown, writes FP’s James Palmer, adding, “giving ordinary places symbolic value is what terrorists want”: Read more
NIKKI HALEY’S NEW PATH: Trump’s U.N. envoy travels to the Middle East to highlight needs of Syrian refugees while the White House presses budget cuts that could harm them, FP’s Colum Lynch reports: Read more
TWEETING THE REFORMATION?: If Martin Luther, the leader of the Protestant Reformation, could have tweeted the 95 theses, he would have. And he was no slouch at locker room talk either, Alec Ryrie writes: Read more
PLAYACTING PEACE: On his first visit to Israel, Trump stressed his “personal commitment” to ending its conflict with Palestine, but did nothing to prove it, Gregg Carlstrom reports: Read more
THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Former CIA Director John Brennan told lawmakers that intelligence revealing communications between American and Russian officials “raised questions” about cooperation for him, FP’s Jenna McLaughlin writes: Read more
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