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US loses voting right at UN cultural organization

PARIS (AP) — The United States has lost its voting rights at UNESCO after an official said it missed a crucial deadline, two years after halting its dues payments to protest the decision to make Palestine a member.

Under UNESCO rules, the U.S. had until Friday morning to resume funding or submit an explanation for its arrears. Neither happened and the U.S. was losing its vote automatically, according to a UNESCO official who was not authorized to speak publicly about the dispute.

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