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"I've had more than 50 years [of] fantastic life," says Saeed Laylaz. "One year in prison is nothing against it." Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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After Prison, A Tough-Minded Optimist Looks To Iran's Future

Saeed Laylaz, a former journalist and economist, has been a vocal advocate of reform in Iran. He was jailed in a 2009 post-election crackdown, but now runs an auto business. "I am alive yet," he says.

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The Outsider The Watermark High

"I've had more than 50 years [of] fantastic life," says Saeed Laylaz. "One year in prison is nothing against it." Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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After Prison, A Tough-Minded Optimist Looks To Iran's Future

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Pedro Figueroa, 31, reported his car stolen. When San Francisco law enforcement officers found out there was a warrant for his arrest, they called federal immigration officials. Courtesy of Jon Rodney hide caption

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Man Reports Car Stolen, Ends Up In Deportation Limbo

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Lily Cheung teaches Mandarin to Greg Wong (left), Lt. Charles Flores (right) and other New York City firefighters, EMTs and paramedics at an old firehouse. The city is predicting that Chinese residents are likely to become New York's largest immigrant group in the next few years. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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For NYC Firefighters Learning Mandarin, Service Starts With 'Ni Hao'

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