Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

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Men push a cart at a makeshift river crossing next to a bridge destroyed by Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, on Thursday. The Iraqi forces have reclaimed much of eastern Mosul, but the Islamic State still controls much of the western side of the city. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Khoshaba Jaber, an Assyrian living in West London, plays a tambura, a traditional instrument known as the "mother of strings," after singing an epic poem he learned in his boyhood village in northern Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In England, An Effort To Preserve Ancient, Epic Assyrian Poetry

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How A Grieving Father Created The Model For Anti-Terror Lawsuits

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Close Call: U.S., Russian Planes Nearly Collide Over Syria

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Mourners attend the funeral of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a key figure in the foundation of the Islamic Republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989 to 1997. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies At 82

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Attack In Jerusalem Leaves 4 Dead And At Least 15 Others Injured

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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, during a 2015 meeting with Germany's foreign minister in Tehran. Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani, A Leading Voice For Reform, Dies At 82

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The fighting in Homs has been largely over since 2014 — government forces and their allies crushed the rebels and negotiated surrenders. Now, the United Nations Development Programme is working to rehabilitate the old city. Here, men work on the old souk. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Ancient Syrian City, Fighting Has Stopped But Rebuilding Is Scarce

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Where Faith Runs Deep, Cairo Suicide Bombing Sparks Fear During Orthodox Christmas

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Jerusalem Truck Attack Kills At Least 4, Wounds 15

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Israeli security forces and emergency personnel gather at the site of a vehicle-ramming attack in Jerusalem on Sunday. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An image grab taken from an AFPTV video released on Saturday shows people gathering amidst at the site of a car bomb attack in the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reporter Recalls Facing ISIS Terrorist In Baghdad Prison

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Israeli Court Convicts Soldier In Shooting Death Of Palestinian Attacker

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