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President Obama attended the plenary session of the international climate conference Monday, just outside Paris. By using regulations instead of treaties, Obama hopes to continue to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Heating Up

How Obama Hopes To Achieve U.S. Climate Goals

Past U.S. leaders tried to commit the nation via treaty to steep cutbacks in greenhouse gases. But without congressional support, those pledges fizzled. President Obama is trying regulation, instead.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visited the Bushehr nuclear power plant in January. Iran has always insisted that its nuclear program is for civilian purposes. But a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran had a nuclear weapons program until 2003. Mohammad Berno/Iranian Presidency Office via AP hide caption

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Watchdog Pulls Back Curtain On Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program

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Chasing Clouds Kinobe
Blue Drag Allen Toussaint
Only the Good Die Young Billy Joel
Desire Lines Deerhunter

Scenes like this, from Kolkata, are typical across some of India's biggest cities. Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Bad Night's Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think

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Boîte Á Musique Rhian Sheehan

President Obama attended the plenary session of the international climate conference Monday, just outside Paris. By using regulations instead of treaties, Obama hopes to continue to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Obama Hopes To Achieve U.S. Climate Goals

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Fantino Sebastien Tellier
La Cumbia Perdida Doctor Stereo
Pictures of You The Cure
STEEL GUITAR RAG LES PAUL

The Pentagon says the new force will help secure the border between Iraq and Syria and hunt down Islamic State leaders in raids. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. To Send 100 More Troops To Iraq In Fight Against Islamic State

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A Calf Born in Winter Khruangbin
Spectre Tycho

Hatoon al-Fassi, a Saudi professor and a leading advocate of women's rights, speaks at a political meeting for women in Riyadh. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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For Saudi Women, 'Baby Steps Into This World Of Democracy'

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Beauty Beats Beats Antique
Feel It All Around Washed Out

Demonstrators call for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez during a protest on Nov. 24 following the release of a video showing Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing teenager Laquan McDonald. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Answering The Tough Question Of Who Polices The Police

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Hey June Melodium
Heard About You Last Night Mogwai
Chicago Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

Griffin Matthews stars in Invisible Thread, a semi-autobiographical musical he co-wrote with his partner, Matt Gould. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Polk and Company hide caption

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'Invisible Thread' Is More Than A Musical About Uganda

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Go!Amigo TF Boys
Advanced Falconry Mutual Benefit

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