David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Thomas Cottle Clinical psychologist, sociologist, and professor of education at Boston University, and the author of thirty books, including "At Peril" and "A Sense of Self."
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