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Transcript: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's Full NPR Interview

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the U.S. approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and the talks on Iran's nuclear weapons program.
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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.
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The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.
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On Scotland's Referendum, Poor Lean Toward Indpendence

London-based pollster Martin Boon tells Robert Siegel that in Scotland's upcoming referendum, the poor regions of cities are leaning toward independence while the elite are in favor of maintaining ties to England.
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MacArthur Grantee Recognized For Advocacy Of Domestic Workers

Among the scientists, artists and academics awarded this year's MacArthur grants is labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. Poo was recognized for her advocacy of domestic workers: housekeepers, nannies and other caregivers who are often underpaid and not protected by labor law. Robert Siegel talks with her about her work.
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Iran Foreign Minister: Any Deal With Iran Better Than Nothing

Robert Siegel talks with Steve Inskeep about the Morning Edition host's recent interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif said Iran is "ready" to make a deal with the U.S. about its nuclear program, and that "any deal with Iran would be better than nothing."
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Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.
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After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

The "moderate" opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple of years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.
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From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.
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Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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