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The MacArthur Foundation decides to pull out of Russia, suggesting its presence there is unwelcome

The MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday it would close its offices in Russia. MacArthur President Julia Stasch cites new laws that make the organization's presence in Russia unwelcome. The announcement comes at a time after Russia's upper house of parliament included the foundation on a list of foreign organizations it says pose a threat to Russian sovereignty.

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The state of national security

President Barack Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address tonight before Congress. The World's Jason Margolis tells us what the President might say, and what some counter terrorism experts say he should say.