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What Do We Mean When We Talk About 'Latino Art'?

The question of categorizing art by ethnicity or gender is at the center of a very public debate surrounding a new show at the Smithsonian called "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art."
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President Obama Bets Big On Middle East Diplomacy

The president has often spoken about making a pivot to Asia. But he keeps being drawn to the Middle East. The president's legacy on foreign policy will likely be determined by what ultimately happens in this volatile region.
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Deal Leaves Iran's Nuclear Facilities Intact

Steve Inskeep talks to Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the weekend's agreement with Iran that calls for a six-month suspension of its uranium enrichment in exchange for lifting some sanctions in the short term.
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Does Nuclear Deal With Iran Go Far Enough?

Over the weekend, a historic deal was reached among Iran, the U.S. and five world powers to put Tehran's nuclear program on hold for six months. Steve Inskeep and David Greene discuss the deal with Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, Karim Sadjapour, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and regular contributor Cokie Roberts.
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Nuclear Deal With Iran Brings Out Supporters, Detractors

Shortly after Iran and Western powers signed a historic agreement on temporarily curbing Iran's Nuclear Program, politicians wasted no time in squaring off over whether it's a good or bad deal.
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Challenges Predicted For Next Round Of Iran Nuclear Talks

Officials from the U.S. and five world powers reached an initial deal with Iran over the weekend to curb its nuclear program with a limited easing of sanctions. As details emerge, the agreement is winning high praise and sharp criticism.
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Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal

Iran's economy is in terrible shape. Inflation is rampant, Iran's currency — the rial — has plunged in value and oil exports have fallen dramatically. There's wide agreement that sanctions have squeezed Iran financially and increased pressure on its leaders to negotiate over the country's nuclear program.
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Diplomacy With Iran: 'Most Attractive Option'?

Host Arun Rath speaks with Robin Wright, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the "first-step" deal between Iran, the United States, and five world powers, to curb Iran's nuclear program. Wright says the deal is the best option available after decades of sanctions and standoffs.
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Free Of Presidency, Secretary Kerry 'Willing To Take Risks'

Journalist David Rohde writes about Secretary of State John Kerry in a new article in The Atlantic. Host Arun Rath speaks with Rohde about the profile, "John Kerry Will Not Be Denied."
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A Special Agent's Secret Job: Hit Man

Charles Hunt — that's not his real name — works for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. To prevent contract killings, he and colleagues pose as killers themselves. Journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas, who wrote a profile of the agent for GQ, says in real life he's a "lovely man" playing a "bit of a superman role."

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