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President Barack Obama will present the Iran nuclear debate as the most momentous US foreign policy decision since the Iraq war, in a fresh history-evoking bid to win support. In the address to the American University in Washington, Obama will frame Congress' polarizing debate over the deal as "the most consequential" since lawmakers in 2002 backed George W. Bush's drive to war, according to a White House official. Obama has long argued that vote represented a grave mistake that pushed the United States into eight blood-soaked years of unneccessary conflict.
Mexico City was once seen as an island of refuge in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters, but the brutal killing of a prominent photojournalist has shattered that image. The death of news photographer Ruben Espinosa in a gory five-victim homicide has unleashed new fears for other journalists who, like him, have fled to the capital after receiving threats in their hometowns. There are currently at least a dozen journalists from around the country sheltering in Mexico City because they fear for their safety in a nation where, according to Reporters Without Borders, at least 88 of their colleagues have been murdered in the last 15 years.