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Iranian workers make repairs to a unit at Tehran's oil refinery in November 2007. It's estimated that a Western oil embargo is costing Iran about $4.5 billion each month in lost revenue. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Can Sanctions Force Iran To Change Its Policies?

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Can Sanctions Force Iran To Change Its Policies?

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles as she leaves Westminster Hall after addressing both Houses of Parliament on June 21 in London. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheered In Europe, Suu Kyi Faces Crises In Myanmar

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NPR interns (from left) Angela Wong and Kevin Uhrmacher participate in an experiment to induce brain freeze. Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

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When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze

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Scores of Americans engineers worked in southern Afghanistan from the late 1940s to the late 1970s to build two large dams and a canal network. The development project soon became a vast experiment in social engineering. New villages were constructed, with schools and health clinics. A new, modern society was to rise from the desert. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives via Foreign Policy hide caption

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Author Interviews

A Cautionary Tale About Transforming Afghanistan

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A Cautionary Tale About Transforming Afghanistan

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President Obama is introduced by singer Ricky Martin at a fundraiser hosted by Martin and the LGBT Leadership Council at the Rubin Museum of Art on May 14 in New York. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Money & Politics

Gay Donors Open Wallets On Both Sides Of The Aisle

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Gay Donors Open Wallets On Both Sides Of The Aisle

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Gromit is the purebred Pembroke Welsh corgi belonging to NPR's Julie Rovner — who says she's hoping to eventually adopt a companion pooch named Wallace. Julie Rovner hide caption

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Dog Memoirs Will Fetch, Sit And Stay On Your Shelf

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