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Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.
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Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste'

It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And, like all unusual geographic names, there's a story behind it.
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Getting Divorced In The Philippines Where It's Against The Law

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with freelance journalist Ana Santos about her experience getting divorced in the Philippines, the only country where divorce is illegal.
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In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.
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In Secular French Schools, One Group Wants To Talk Religion

French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.
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ISIS Reportedly Destroys Ancient Statue In Captured City Of Palmyra

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed with sledgehammers.
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Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman

Four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.
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Taiwan Airliner's Black Box Shows Pilot May Have Shut Off Wrong Engine

The pilot of TransAsia Airways Flight 235, which crashed shortly after takeoff in February, may have switched off the only operating engine moments before the accident that killed 43 people.
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Which Peruvian Artists To See At The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Susana Baca,. Los Wembler’s de Iquitos and more suggestions from WAMU 88.5's Bandwidth.fm music site.
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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him it expected Greece to repay its debts.

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