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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

NPR | March 29, 2015

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

NPR | March 29, 2015

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

NPR | March 29, 2015

Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

NPR | March 29, 2015 2:54 p.m.

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

Elections | Nation

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

NPR | March 29, 2015 8:47 a.m.

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

NPR | March 29, 2015 7:33 a.m.

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

NPR | March 29, 2015 4:50 a.m.

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

Food | Business | Nation

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

NPR | March 28, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.

Education | Nation

Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

NPR | March 28, 2015 10:58 a.m.

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.

World | Nation

Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

NPR | March 28, 2015 10:17 a.m.

The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirchner two years earlier.

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Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

NPR | March 27, 2015 7:52 p.m.

The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.

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After Resuming Deliberations, Jury Rules In Favor Of Kleiner Perkins

NPR | March 27, 2015 5:43 p.m.

The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.

Elections | Nation

With Reid Out, Republicans See An Opportunity

NPR | March 27, 2015 5:07 p.m.

Democrats argue the top Senate leader's retirement might be a good thing. But it's going to set off a scramble to replace him in one of the most hotly contested races in 2016.