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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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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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When Is An Act Of Violence An Act Of Terrorism?

The word terrorism is a tricky one. That's because, as one linguist says, "terrorism itself, whatever that is" lives in a place between crime and war.
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Military Recruitment Centers Have A History Of Being Targeted

Michael Miller, a reporter with The Washington Post, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about military recruitment centers and how they have become easy targets for potential violence.
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As Vet Group Grays And Ages, New Blood Tries To Inspire Change

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, once a thriving group, is seeing dwindling membership. In New Orleans, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are trying to revitalize a VFW post, but old-timers are pushing back.
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In Wake Of Iran Deal, Defense Secretary Embarks On Middle East Tour

The loudest objections to the recent Iran nuclear deal have been coming from Israel. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is traveling there this weekend, in a bid to reassure the riled American ally.
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Sen. Feinstein On Iran Deal's Critics: 'What Is Their Alternative?'

The Democrat says she supports the nuclear deal world powers struck with Iran this week. She notes that Iran stuck to the interim agreement, and says the pact's critics haven't offered other options.
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U.S. Energy Secretary: Deal Keeps Iran Further Away From A Nuclear Weapon

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the Iran nuclear deal. Secretary Moniz was an important player in the negotiations.
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Obama Says Deal Is 'Best Means' For Preventing Iranian Nuclear Weapons

President Obama made his case for the Iran nuclear deal at a press conference Wednesday. He said the agreement achieves its primary goal, which is to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
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Lebanon Residents Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Lebanon serves as a good reflection of the Middle East, and it's buzzing with the news of the Iran nuclear deal.

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