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US Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks from his plane as he arrives in Geneva on March 15, 2015. Kerry arrived in Switzerland on March 15 to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for nuclear talks, ahead of a March 31 deadline to agree the out lines of a landmark nuclear deal. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BRIAN SNYDER (Photo credit should read BRIAN SNYDER/AFP/Getty Images) BRIAN SNYDER—AFP/Getty Images

How the U.S. Foreign Service Lacks Diversity

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1. Two top diplomats have a message about America’s foreign service: It’s “too white.”

By Thomas R. Pickering and Edward J. Perkins in the Washington Post

2. Can we ‘test’ strategies against poverty like we test new medicines?

By Michaeleen Doucleff in Goats and Soda by NPR

3. Here’s why the fall of one town to ISIS might push Iraq toward total sectarian war.

By Dexter Filkins in the New Yorker

4. When HIV patients drop out of care, they die. Kenya found a way to prevent that.

By the University of California San Francisco

5. We can end the illegal sex trade.

By Jimmy Carter and Swanee Hunt in Politico

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