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Outlook For U.S.-Iran Relations Brightens With Rouhani

Iran inaugurated its new president over the weekend. President Hasan Rouhani is a moderate who has called for dialogue with the United States. Both countries have expressed an interest in talking again. Linda Wertheimer talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about U.S.-Iran relations.
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Secretary Kerry Adds His Voice To Disputed Zimbabwe Vote

Secretary of State John Kerry is weighing in on the Zimbabwe elections, saying the results do not reflect the will of the people. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton from the capital Harare on Kerry's statement, which details several reported problems at the polls. Longtime President Robert Mugabe was named with victor on Saturday.
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Aaaannnd The 12th Doctor Who Is ...

The newest Time Lord to pilot the Tardis is Peter Capaldi. He'll be replacing the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, on the long-running British science-fiction television show.
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Australian PM Calls September Elections

Just six weeks after wresting control of the Labor Party from a rival, Kevin Rudd says the poll will be a referendum on who is trusted to lead an economy in transition.
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Snowden Case Illustrates Decline In U.S.-Russia Relations

Russia has become a relations nightmare for the United States, and its offer of temporary asylum to the NSA leaker and fugitive is only the tip of the iceberg.
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State Department Extends Closure Of Embassies

More than 20 diplomatic posts, including consulates, have been temporarily shut down throughout the Middle East and the Arabian peninsula and the State Department has issued a global travel warning for Americans.
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Iran's New President: U.S. Wants 'Excuse' To Confront Tehran

Hassan Rouhani, elected in June, has pledged greater openness on his country's nuclear program, but already he's seeming to echo the confrontational tone of his predecessor.
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Musharraf's Return Fuels Chaos In Pakistan

The former president will be charged with the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed at a rally in 2007. Host Rachel Martin talks to Hameed Gul, former director general of the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence service, about the political deterioration in Pakistan.
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Activists Fight Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

The measure is one of the most punitive anti-gay measures in the world. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Gregory Warner about the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill."
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When Comedians Cross Borders

Ryan Ha, a Chinese-American and CEO of the Comedy Club China in Beijing, is bringing stand-up comedy to China. Host Rachel Martin asks him what's funny in Beijing.

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