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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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Janet Yellen Tells House Panel Interest Rate Hike Likely Later This Year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a House committee on Wednesday the Fed is still on track to raise interest rates later this year. She also faced tough questions from House Republicans who are unhappy about what they say is a lack of transparency at the Fed.
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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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Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

The Greek parliament debates the latest bailout deal in Athens Wednesday. It must approve a range of new laws for the bailout to proceed, but there is strong opposition to it within the ruling party.
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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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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Has To Include Their Behavior'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham about the Iran nuclear agreement. He says a deal should have been contingent on Iran changing its behavior toward its neighbors.
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Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with veteran former International Atomic Energy Agency inspector Thomas Shea about the Iran nuclear deal and how the process of inspections may change.
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Tracing The Origin Of The Campaign Promise To 'Tell It Like It Is'

It's a common pledge of candor for a roster of presidential hopefuls. As linguist Geoff Nunberg explains, the promise to "tell it like it is" has its roots in black speech from the '40s and '50s.
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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan On Updating 'No Child Left Behind'

Lawmakers are considering revisions of the federal education law commonly known as "No Child Left Behind." Kojo chats with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan about what's at stake in the debate and what changes the Obama administration would like to see.

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