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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a recent news conference in Rome. Zarif told NPR that the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to dealing with the self-declared Islamic State. Fabio Campana/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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Politics

Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging people to register is pretty provocative.

Politics

Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

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