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Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program Likely To Be Extended

President Obama says talks on Iran's nuclear program have shown progress and there's a "credible way forward." That's a strongest indication negotiations will be extended beyond Sunday's deadline.
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Two Funerals: In Israel And Gaza, Each Side Mourns Its Dead

The bloodletting has left fresh scars on both sides of the conflict. NPR correspondents attend funerals in Israel and Gaza and ask mourners how they are coping with the current round of fighting.
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California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

Unlike many recent death penalty rulings, the decision wasn't focused on the method of execution, but on the fact that executions in California are so rarely carried out. The last was in 2006.
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Commission To Decide If Some Federal Inmates Will Be Let Out Early

The Sentencing Commission meets Friday to vote on a plan that could send home tens of thousands of federal inmates convicted of drug trafficking.
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Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank

Journalist Paul Salopek's journey from Africa to South America takes him to Israel and the West Bank, where he notes the physical beauty of the landscape stands in stark contrast with violence there.
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Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

Systemic delays create a system that is arbitrary, a federal judge in Orange County decided. Death penalty advocates, however, say delays are a bigger problem for victims' families.
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With A Series Of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into A Crime

By prohibiting acts like loitering and sleeping in public, cities hope to make streets safer. But advocates for the homeless say this type of legislation can be counterproductive.
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On Two Sides, Two Funerals — While Death Toll Mounts In Gaza

As the violence between Hamas and Israel continues, so too do the funerals that come in its wake. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Emily Harris attended two such funerals today, in Tel Aviv and Gaza respectively, and they tell of what they learned there.
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The Devastation On The Ground In Gaza City

Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Turner of the United Nations in Gaza City, discussing the extent of the devastation there in the midst of Israel's bombardment.
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With New Virtual Currency Rules, N.Y. Regulators Must Tow A Fine Line

New York banking regulators are expected to release new rules this week governing Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. As WSHU's Charles Lane reports, industry experts are both welcoming the regulations and still worried they could go too far.

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