John Limbert stepped down Friday as head of the State Department's Iran desk. In 1979, Limbert was one of 52 Americans taken hostage during the Islamic Revolution. He was held for more than a year. Brad Horn/NPR hide caption

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Diplomat: 'Ghosts In The Room' Plague U.S., Iran

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Chevy Volt May Not Cut Efficiency Mustard

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Jewish Women Fight For Equality At Jerusalem Western Wall

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Obama Expected To Ease Crack-Cocaine Sentencing Disparities

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Black Farmers To Lawmakers: Approve Settlement Funds

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Journalist Daniel Schorr

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Is Auto Recovery Here To Stay?

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After A Son's Injury, A New Life Begins

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If You Give A Mouse A Diorama: Steve Carell (right) stars as Barry, an amateur taxidermist who's invited to a strange dinner party by Tim (Paul Rudd), a hedge fund manager on the make. Merie Weismiller Wallace/Paramount hide caption

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Jay Roach, Steve Carell Pair Up For 'Schmucks'

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Medical professionals need to build a system that focuses on how to help patients achieve what's most important to them at the end of their lives, says Dr. Atul Gawande. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dr. Atul Gawande: Make End Of Life More Humane

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Bush-Era Tax Cuts Examined

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Ousted Evangelical Reflects On Faith, Future

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BP's Next CEO Warns Against Push To Limit Drilling

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