Jaroslaw Kaczynski sits before a large image of his twin brother, Lech Kaczynski, who was the president of Poland from 2005 until his death in a plane crash in 2010. Today Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a former prime minister of Poland, doesn't hold political office; but as the head of the Law and Justice party, he is functionally the leader of Poland. Adam Guz/Getty Images Poland/Getty Images hide caption

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A Tale Of Twin Brothers: Poland's Mourned Leader And Lonely Mastermind

The Guardian and The Associated Press offer two windows into the gripping drama of Polish politics: a look at a nation-shaping plane crash, and a profile of the man pulling Poland's political strings.

An Iran Air Boeing 747 passenger plane on the tarmac of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran in 2013. Iran bought most of its planes from Boeing before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The country now has one of the oldest airline fleets in the world. With sanctions lifted, Boeing can once again sell planes to Iran, but the country recently announced a major deal with Airbus. BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.

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Former Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins (right) is greeted by supporter Donna Demir after a news conference on Jan. 6 in Chicago. Hawkins, who's Christian, was suspended by Wheaton, an evangelical Christian school, after she said Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Administrators initiated steps to fire her. On Saturday the professor and school announced they'd parted ways. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims Share A God Is Leaving Christian College

Larycia Hawkins says she expressed solidarity with Muslims; evangelical Wheaton College said she contradicted its statement of faith. Hawkins, who faced possible termination, is leaving the school.

People watch a television screen showing breaking news on North Korea's long-range rocket launch on Sunday in Seoul, South Korea. Western experts consider the launch to be part of a program to develop intercontinental ballistic missile technologies, banned by multiple U. N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea. Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images hide caption

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International Community Sharply Criticizes North Korea's Rocket Launch

"Irresponsible," "senseless," "deplorable," "destabilizing," "totally unacceptable": Nations from the U.S. to Russia have denounced the launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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#NPRreads: 4 Winning Stories To Tackle This Weekend

Whitney Houston's Super Bowl masterpiece, a man of many identities, the future of military food — and from The Guardian's archives, an extraordinary, gut-wrenching chronicle of the Delhi gang rape.

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Dance

At 42, Matthew Rushing Might Just Be The Peyton Manning Of Dance

Dancers typically retire at a relatively young age. Rushing, however, is still going strong — and he's about to kick off a 20-city tour.

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Music Interviews

For Singer Ane Brun, 'Freedom Is Really An Absence Of Fear'

"Let your mind and body rest so it can heal." That's the mantra that inspired the Norwegian artist on her latest album, When I'm Free.

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Love The Music Of Coen Brothers Films? You Can Thank Carter Burwell

Burwell has scored 16 movies for the Coens, but his work on Hail, Caesar! — as well as Todd Haynes' Carol, for which he's nominated for an Oscar — presented a few brand-new challenges.

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