A file photo from 2013 shows reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National. Both of them were in an Iranian court Tuesday. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Jason Rezaian, a citizen of both Iran and the U.S., has been in jail since his arrest last July. President Obama and others have urged Iran to release the 39-year-old, citing his status as a credentialed member of the media.

Forrest Huggleston and Alex Huff watch flooding at Shoal Creek after days of heavy rain in Austin, Texas, on Monday. Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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At Least 5 Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas And Oklahoma

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma, torrential rains led to violent floods, which killed at least five and left 12 missing in Texas. More rain is in the forecast.

In a village outside of Jenin, in the West Bank, Palestinian farmers harvest wheat early and burn the husks to yield the smoky, nutty grain known as freekeh. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.

Thacher Brown stands at the edge of the dune behind his Bay Head, N.J., home in November. Brown, who rebuilt a dune in front of his house after Superstorm Sandy, says he opposes Gov. Chris Christie's plan to widen beaches and build dunes along the state's 127-mile coastline. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Property Owners Throw Cold Water On Protective Dunes Plan For N.J. Shore WHYY

State officials have met with stiff resistance from property owners worried about losing their ocean views or claim to beachfront land.

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A Special Focus On Caring For Veterans At The End Of Their Lives KUOW

Service members often struggle with guilt, abandonment and regret. The Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to help make those last days meaningful.

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