An Iranian security guard directs media at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2010. The crisis in Ukraine, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and extremist violence in Iraq all threaten to complicate overwhelm the nuclear talks. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York

Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.

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The Salt

A Scientist's Journey From Beer To Microbiology To Bourbon Making

When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he's going back to brewing — but this time, he's moving up to bourbon.

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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

Conrad Goetzinger and Cassandra Rose struggle to pay their bills as $760 is garnished from their paychecks every two weeks by debt collectors. Twice, Goetzinger's bank account has been emptied by collectors after he failed to payoff a loan for a laptop. Eric Francis/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Your Money

With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages, but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

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Music Interviews

Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: "just hard labor."

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Business

GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths MR

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

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Members of the Ohio Student Association gather outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus last month to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. Jim Otte/The Dayton Daily News/AP hide caption

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Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting WYSO

Peaceful protests have taken place since police shot and killed a black 21-year-old who was holding a toy gun while shopping in Ohio. But new questions are being raised about the handling of the case.

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I wasn't the kind of abuser who hit his girl for no reason. I thought that my acts were validated, that I was always right — just like my father. In reality, I was ignorant and emotionally impotent.

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