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Medhi Salimian uses the words of Hafez — and the help of his bird, Sarah — to tell fortunes. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.

Keb's Bucket Cookin' on 3 Burners
Feel Good Inc. Cookin' on 3 Burners
Peasant Dance My Education

Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that has divided the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches. Andrew Medichini and Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

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That's Love Brad Paisley
L-O-V-E Beegie Adair

Bernie Sanders told supporters after winning the New Hampshire primary, "The American people bailed out Wall Street; now it's Wall Street's time to help the middle class." J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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How Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Would Work

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Japurá River Uakti
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Dust and Disquiet Caspian

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'Strategic Patience' Pays Off For FBI During Wildlife Refuge Occupation

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

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New Beginnings: Night at the Caravanserai Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
Clarity Moonlit Sailor

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Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth-Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

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Standing in Silence Part: 02 Rhian Sheehan
Standing in Silence Part: 05 Rhian Sheehan
Street Violin Josh Vietti
Shoop Salt-N-Pepa
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