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Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says

But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."
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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.
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The White House Invites Tourists To Use Their Cameras

Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That's because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
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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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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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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give insight into her daily activities — and some funny daily struggles.
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Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.
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Iran Nuclear Negotiators Extend Deadline To Reach Final Agreement

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Robert Einhorn, senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and former member of President Obama's Iran negotiating team, for the latest on the Iran nuclear talks deadline.
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Embraced Yet Forbidden, Staff Sergeant Comes Out As Transgender

Being openly transgender is officially prohibited in the Army, but Staff Sgt. Patricia (formerly Peter) King says her support system at work "has been absolutely amazing" during her transition.
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No Easy Answers At Nairobi Summit On Countering Extremism

Researchers at the international meeting shared some surprising responses from militants who were surveyed about their motivations for embracing terrorism.

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