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The Rundown -- January 20

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# "Los Angeles Times" cites Daisy Sindelar's piece on the rollback of Ukrainian democracy
# In editorial, "Washington Post" urges visa for Satter
# Protests turn violent in Ukraine
# As it happened on social media
# "Ukraine: The Last Dictatorship" - Timothy Snyder, "New York Review of Books"
# Putin says he's not anti-gay because he has gay friends
# Jihadists release video warning of Olympic attack
# U.S. rep says Snowden had Russian help
# Russians: "Still the Go-To Bad Guys" - Steven Kururtz, "New York Times"
# "Iraq's Oil War" - Keith Johnson, "Foreign Policy "
# Seven Baghdad bombings
# Iran begins implementation of nuclear deal today; an explainer
# Ban Ki-Moon invites Iran to Syria conference; National Coalition to pull out?
# Turkey shifting towards Iran
# Jack Straw says there are "winds of change" in Iran
# 21 dead in Kabul restaurant attack
# A changing climate for foreigners in Afghanistan
# Taliban kill 20 soldiers in Pakistan attack
# WHO: Pakistan city is world’s largest polio pool
Central Asia
# UAE and Central Asia sign deal to protect Houbara bustard (this)
# No end in sign to Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border clash
# Central Asia ambassadors in China to discuss Silk Road trade
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