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Middle East
8:38 am
Tue July 14, 2015

What Iran's Regional Rivals Are Saying About The Deal

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:25 am

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U.S.
8:38 am
Tue July 14, 2015

In Congress, A Mixed Reaction To Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 4:22 pm

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Middle East
6:35 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Obama: Iran Nuclear Pact Provides 'Constant International Supervision'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:25 am

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Strange News
4:50 am
Tue July 14, 2015

You've Heard Of Hot Dogs, Here's A Hot Cat

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:25 am

It's like The Incredible Journey, except if the pets had to cross the Sahara.

A cat stowed away under the hood of a pickup truck, and survived a 28-mile ride with the hot engine as the vehicle was driven from Pennsylvania to the parking lot of Mars Chocolate headquarters in New Jersey.

People walking by heard purring from the engine — even after it was switched off.

The kitty was quickly dubbed "Mars" — after the chocolate, or perhaps more appropriately, the fiery-red planet.

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Middle East
3:51 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Following A Groundbreaking Pact, Taking The Temperature In Tehran

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Politics
3:51 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Republicans Likely Will Oppose Iran Deal, But Find It Hard To Derail

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Digital Life
3:24 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Legal Name Change? Facebook Still Won't Let You Be Maj. Major Major Major

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:25 am

Facebook has been cracking down on fake names, and recently went after Jemma Rogers, who set up an account as "Jemmaroid Von Laalaa" in 2008.

Facebook demanded she prove it's her name, so she tried to Photoshop "Jemmaroid" onto her bank cards.

Facebook didn't buy it, so she legally changed her name to "Jemmaroid Von Laalaa."

Facebook still wouldn't budge, but say they're "looking into the matter."

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Space
3:01 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Earth Gets A Close-Up View Of Its Most Distant Neighbors

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Reputation As Conquering Reformer Carries Scott Walker Into 2016 Race

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 1:40 pm

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Goats and Soda
10:57 am
Mon July 13, 2015

How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse

Saroj's teenage son watches her comb her hair before she heads to work.
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Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 1:35 pm

Saroj is a cook at a public school in her village, Dujana, in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Like most people in this state, she doesn't have a last name.

She walks to work down narrow streets of concrete homes with cows and buffaloes outside. She is short, only about 5 feet 2, but she walks tall and confident in her traditional mustard-colored tunic and pants. Her tanned face is framed by big, dark eyes and a square jaw.

As Saroj passes an old man sitting outside a house, she leans in close to me and starts whispering.

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Television
3:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 10:48 am

David Letterman returned to comedy at a Friday show in San Antonio, saying that retiring from Late Night before Donald Trump announced his presidential run was "the biggest mistake of my life."

He offered a brand-new Top Ten list, aimed directly at the Donald. Shots taken included:

10 - His toupee is actually the gopher in "Caddyshack."

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Middle East
3:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Is An Iran Deal Finally At Hand?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 3:44 pm

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Politics
3:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

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And let's take a look now at political happenings here in the U.S. For that, we're joined, as we are most Mondays, by NPR's Cokie Roberts. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

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World
3:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

A Do-Not-Fly List For The Do-Not-Tan Crowd

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 10:48 am

Paul and Sheena Wain were on their way to the Maldives for vacation — but when they tried to check in for their flight in Manchester, England, the airline turned them down, saying their 14-year-old daughter Grace appeared pale, maybe sick.

In fact, Grace is red-haired and fair-skinned.

"We live in Scotland," her dad said. "That's just the way she is."

Grace was finally allowed to board after the family got a note from her doctor.

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Sports
4:21 am
Fri July 10, 2015

A Pittsburgh Pirate Does His 'Gangnam Style' Dance

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 6:10 am

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Good morning, I'm David Greene with a little dancing in the dugout. That infectious beat is, of course, "Gangnam Style."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "GANGNAM STYLE")

PSY: (Singing) Oppa Gangnam style.

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Asia
4:20 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Now At The Top Of Japan's Mount Fuji: Free Wi-Fi

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:41 am

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Army's Planned Troop Reductions Concern Military Communities

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 10:34 am

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Confederate Flag At S. Carolina Statehouse Headed To Military Museum

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 6:10 am

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3:06 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Greeks Rally In Athens In Support Of The Euro

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 1:09 pm

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Around the Nation
5:31 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 6:23 am

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Europe
5:31 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Low-Cost Russian Airline Bans Chewing Gum

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 6:23 am

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Environment
3:04 am
Thu July 9, 2015

ProPublica Documents The West's Water Crisis In 'Killing The Colorado'

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 6:23 am

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Around the Nation
3:04 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Lake Mead's Drought Conditions Make Diving For B-29 Wreckage Easier

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 6:23 am

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Governing
3:04 am
Thu July 9, 2015

White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 12:15 pm

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Architecture
5:36 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Architects Say Beyonce Inspired Australian Skyscraper

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Beyonce serves as an inspiration for a lot of things - fashion, music, girl power. Now the singer has inspired a skyscraper.

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Europe
5:00 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Police In Russia Encourage Safe Selfies

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:36 am

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Politics
3:01 am
Wed July 8, 2015

House And Senate Lawmakers Work To Revise No Child Left Behind Law

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 4:21 pm

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This week, lawmakers in the House and Senate are working to rewrite No Child Left Behind. That's George W. Bush's signature education law that was passed in 2001. NPR's Juana Summers covers Congress and joins us with the latest. Hey, Juana.

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Calif. Birthday Celebrations Reinforce Dalai Lama's Global Presence

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:36 am

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Assisted Suicide Bill In California Hits Major Roadblock

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 12:34 pm

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Politics
3:01 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Clinton Acknowledges Competitive Race As Sanders Gains Momentum

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 1:12 pm

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