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US Loses UNESCO Voting Rights

The United States was stripped of its UNESCO voting rights Friday, a move that diminishes U.S. influence over global culture, education and scientific research. Since 2011, the U.S. has not paid its dues to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in protest over the organization allowing Palestine to become a member. Israel, which also stopped paying its dues, had its voting power suspended as well. The U.S. used to pay about $80 million a year or 22 percent of...

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