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WARSAW — When Polish President Andrzej Duda met his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden last June, it was a rushed elbow-rub during a NATO summit in Brussels.
That was when the nationalist Polish government’s pro-Trump stance, its efforts to bring the media and courts under tighter political control and attacks on LGBTQ+ minorities made Poland something of a pariah among liberal democracies.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed that.
Biden will be in Warsaw on Friday to meet with Duda and other top officials; two weeks ago Vice President Kamala Harris was in town, and a week before that it was the
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