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Talks Begin In Geneva On Iran's Nuclear Program

Negotiators from the U.S. and five other world powers expect Iran to outline how it can guarantee its program is for peaceful purposes — and not aimed at producing nuclear weapons. In exchange, Iranians hope for relief from economic sanctions.
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Supreme Court Returns To Affirmative Action In Michigan Case

The question this time is not whether race can be a factor in college admissions, but rather whether state voters can ban affirmative action altogether by referendum. In 2006, Michigan voters did just that with a ballot initiative amending the state's constitution.
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Can Iran, The West Overcome Distrust To Make A Nuclear Deal?

Nuclear negotiators from six world powers and Iran head to Geneva for talks surrounded by more optimism than has been seen in years. Positive rhetoric from the new administration of President Hasan Rouhani has raised hopes that diplomacy may once again be ascendant instead of sanctions and threats of military action. Analysts say the trick will be getting the slow-moving negotiating process to respond before these expectations fade. Much will depend on the West's, and especially Washington's, willingness to consider leaving low-level uranium enrichment in Iran's hands, and on whether Congress can be persuaded to hold off on more punitive sanctions that could derail the diplomatic effort.
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Al-Qaida Suspect Captured In Libya Will Be Tried In New York

Abu Anas al-Libi, a suspected leader of Al Qaida in Libya who was seized by U.S. special forces during a raid earlier this month, is now on American soil and will face trial in New York on existing charges for his role in 1998 African embassy bombings, a U.S. official tells NPR.
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Iran's Leaders Send Sobering Message: No Quick Economic Fix

Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani says he will seek a nuclear agreement and an end to crippling Western economic sanctions. This has raised hopes that better economic times may be ahead. But Rouhani's team, as well as economists, say Iran's problems are deep-rooted and won't be easily solved.
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Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race'

Wilma Stordahl is tall, blond and Norwegian. Two of her sons have a black father, but they both share their mother's Norwegian last name. Strangers have frequently told Stordahl that her sons are black, not mixed-race, but Stordahl and her boys say the term captures only part of who they are.
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Israel Discovers Tunnel Leading To Gaza, Army Says

Israeli military officials announced Sunday that they have discovered an underground tunnel that leads from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel. They say the tunnel could have been used for an attack against Israelis.
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Seven Red Cross Relief Workers Seized In Syria

The Red Cross said the workers had been abducted in northwest Syria. On Sunday, the group's director-general, Yves Daccord, tweeted, "Our thoughts are with our colleagues and their families."
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The Blurry Tone Of 'Double Exposure'

Kelley Stoltz has been called the godfather of the hazy, washed out, poppy sound coming from the Bay Area. Host Rachel Martin talks with musician Kelley Stoltz about his new album, Double Exposure.
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'Flying Colours' Has No Fear Of Sincerity

Shadrach Kabango, also known as Shad, writes about music that's earnest without being corny. The Kenyan-born, Ontario-raised rapper talks with host Rachel Martin about his new album, Flying Colours.

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