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NPR's Steve Inskeep revisits three Iranians he met last year to find out if their lives have changed because of Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers. "We are actually in a new world," says one.

Indian security forces are cracking down on a major university, highlighting a new front in India's culture wars over things like free expression and religious dietary rules.

More than 5,000 pregnant women appear to have fallen sick with the virus. But there are no good tests for the birth defect possibly linked to this disease.

In Venezuela, bread, meat, milk and other staples are scarce these days. So Venezuela's government is urging urban slum dwellers to grow and raise their own food. But it's a challenge.

Leading banks in China are facilitating the sale of counterfeit handbags, clothes and other knock-off goods online, by hosting bank accounts for bogus manufacturers.

The medical device industry is enjoying a two-year moratorium on a tax that was created to support the Affordable Care Act. Are firms using their savings to create more jobs, as many claim?

Some New York City first responders are now taking Mandarin classes as a way to better serve the country's largest Chinese immigrant community during emergencies.

Immigration advocates say Pedro Figueroa's detainment violates San Francisco's sanctuary city law, which has been under scrutiny since a woman was killed by another man in the U.S. illegally in July.

Saeed Laylaz, a former journalist and economist, has been a vocal advocate of reform in Iran. He was jailed in a 2009 post-election crackdown, but now runs an auto business. "I am alive yet," he says.

Justice Antonin Scalia's death comes just weeks before the Supreme Court hears its biggest abortion case in a decade. The reach of that decision will likely be impacted by his absence.




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