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Iran

Nov 8, 2013 — Secretary of State John Kerry is joining the talks in Geneva, boosting expectations about a preliminary agreement. A deal might include some sanctions relief for Iran in exchange for it agreeing to suspend efforts to enrich uranium.
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Nov 4, 2013 — On this 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the chants were familiar. But many of those who were shouting say they actually want to see Iran and the U.S. repair their fractured relations.
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Feb 26, 2013 — Digitally altering photos seems to be a practice that bridges deep religious and political divides. A Hasidic newspaper cut Hillary Clinton out of one iconic image. Now an Iranian news agency has seen fit to virtually add some material to the American first lady's Oscars night dress.
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Aug 9, 2012 — While the U.S. and Iran eye each other warily in the waters off Iran, American sailors have again reached out to help Iranians who are in trouble. In January, U.S. Navy personnel freed 13 Iranians from Somali pirates.
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Jul 18, 2012 — At least four people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at the airport in Burgas. There was an explosion on a bus that had just been boarded by Israelis who had arrived in the Baltic Sea resort.
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Mar 6, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, why or why not containment will work with Iran, and what it's like for children to take care of as you age. In the second hour, how animals and humans heal each other, and the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh and the word 'slut.'
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Mar 5, 2012 — The two leaders are meeting to discuss what to do about Iran. Both say that nation cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Obama will press for more time to let sanctions take effect. But he isn't ruling out military options.
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Feb 15, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and Chinese vice president Xi Jinping's visit to Iowa. In the second hour, the challenges of counseling across cultures, and the growing conflict over Iran's nuclear program.
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Nov 30, 2011 — Tuesday's attack on the British embassy in Tehran by Iranian "students" has led the U.K. to order the expulsion of all Iranian diplomats and the closing of Iran's embassy in London.
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