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Iran's Khamenei Signals Approval Of Nuclear Deal With 'Arrogant' U.S.

The country's supreme religious leader says the deal won't change his country's support for the governments of Syria or Iraq, nor for the "oppressed" Palestinians.
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Greece's Ex-Finance Minister: Bailout Reforms Will 'Fail'

Yanis Varoufakis, who was forced to resign as a condition for concluding a financial rescue deal, says the latest austerity program will "go down in history" as a disaster.
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Former Hostage: Under Deal, Iran Has Less Incentive To Hold Americans

Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.
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Scores Killed In Marketplace Bombing In Eastern Iraq

At least 115 people, mostly Shiites, are dead in the truck bomb attack — the worst in a decade. The self-declared Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility.
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Probe Of Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine 'Frozen' By Lack Of Access

A year ago, a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, killing everyone on board. NPR's Scott Simon and Michael Bociurkiw of the OSCE discuss the investigation.
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Nuke Inspectors Gear Up For Iran, But Americans Unlikely To Be Included

The International Atomic Energy Agency can have 130 to 150 inspectors to keep tabs on Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. is paying the largest share, but probably won't have inspectors inside Iran.
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Professor: Iran Deal Is A Lot Like A Rube Goldberg Machine

Yale professor and author Stephen Carter says the agreement is so complex, something is bound to go wrong — but that doesn't make it a bad deal. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Where There's A Wheel, There's A Way. Where There Are 2, Things Can Get Weird

Boneshakers, gunshots and "hygienic saddles": Cycling's history is littered with oddities. With the Tour de France in full swing, journalist A.J. Jacobs offers some choice nuggets of bike trivia.
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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.
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Is N. Korea Facing A Famine Or Just Seeking More Aid?

The country warned in June it faces its worst drought in a century. That's raised concerns — and some doubts about the severity of the situation. In the 1990s, 1 million died in a famine.

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