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'We Did It Together,' Says Tunisian Co-Winner Of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The National Dialogue Quartet stepped in during the violent summer of 2013, when Tunisia was sliding toward a civil war in the wake of its 2011 Jasmine Revolution.
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A U.S. Negotiator Says There's Still Pending Business With Iran

Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.
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French Ad Campaign Aims To Keep Youths From Fighting In Syria

The French government has launched an ad campaign to dissuade young people from going to Syria to join ISIS militants. The TV spots draw on parents' pain at the loss of their children to jihad.
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2015 Nobel Peace Prize Announced

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the prize goes to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The quartet won for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement.
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Volkswagen's U.S. Chief Appears Before House Panel On Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen U.S. President Michael Horn appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to answer questions about the emissions scandal.
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Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize.
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TPP Negotiators Reached Agreement With Sticky Compromise On Biologics Drugs

A big sticking point in the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership involved biologics medicines and vaccines created from living organisms. The dispute centered on patent protection: how many years drug companies should have before facing competition from generics. The negotiators ended up with a complicated compromise that gives drug makers five to eight years of protection. But nobody is really happy with the outcome.
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U.S. Regulators Visit Cuba To Explore Boundaries Of New Trade Opportunities

Officials from the Treasury, Commerce, and State Departments visit Cuba this week to grasp a better understanding of the country's economy. They want to know how far the U.S. can go in doing business with Cuba under the limits of the half-century old embargo. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker led the delegation, despite criticism from those who say the move comes too soon.
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Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was 'Essential'

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has reservations on where the Trans-Pacific Partnership landed on patent protection. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the senator about the GOP reaction to the trade deal.
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Fukushima Study Links Children's Cancer To Nuclear Accident

The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.

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