The peak of Meru has eluded some of the greatest climbers in the world. The Shark's Fin --€” a sheer wall of granite --€” is the central pillar in the formation. Jimmy Chin hide caption

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For 3 Climbers, Summiting Meru Was An 'Irresistible' Challenge

Meru is a 21,000-foot mountain in northern India. Some of the greatest climbers in the world have tried and failed to reach its peak — a sheer granite wall known as the Shark's Fin.

Chris Silas Neal for NPR

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How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental expectations can have a dark side.

Washington Post Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, seen here with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, has been held prisoner since he was arrested in Tehran last July. On Thursday, a powerful Iranian politician said of a potential prisoner swap, "That's one way." EPA/Landov hide caption

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Speaker Of Iran's Parliament Suggests Prisoner Swap For Rezaian, Other Americans

In a new sign that Iran might consider freeing Jason Rezaian, a powerful Iranian politician tells NPR that there are ways to liberate the Washington Post reporter and other prisoners.

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Trump speaks to an audience during his trip to the U.S.-Mexico border in July. He has called for a wall on the border and mass deportation. Matthew Busch/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh in January. The president is hosting King Salman at the White House Friday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The peak of Meru has eluded some of the greatest climbers in the world. The Shark's Fin --€” a sheer wall of granite --€” is the central pillar in the formation. Jimmy Chin hide caption

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Washington Post Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, seen here with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, has been held prisoner since he was arrested in Tehran last July. On Thursday, a powerful Iranian politician said of a potential prisoner swap, "That's one way." EPA/Landov hide caption

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