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At Persepolis, Iran's Grand Past Overshadows Its Frustrating Present

For Iranian tourists at this ancient Persian capital, awe for the past is tempered by disappointment about the present. "We have nothing new that makes us special in the world," says one visitor.

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Can A 1789 Law Apply To An iPhone?

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Supreme Court To Say Goodbye To One Of Its Own

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An Ending, A Beginning Dustin O'Halloran
We Move Lightly Dustin O'Halloran
Concrete Dreams Noveller
T.I.B.W.F. The Budos Band
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3am Bounce No BS! Brass Band

Kent Norman, a retired Swedish engineer, is helping Syrian teenager Mohamed Obai with language study. "They're here now," he says, "so the only thing you can do is to help them." Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In A Small Swedish Town, Residents Welcome Migrants

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Julian Assange Says Lengthy Embassy Stay Has Sharpened His Perspective On The World

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At Persepolis, Iran's Grand Past Overshadows Its Frustrating Present

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Far from Home Persepolis
Love Life! Persepolis

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Colombian Clinic Probes A Mystery: Is Zika Triggering A Rare Disorder?

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II: The Age of Revealing: The Instinct Mark McGuire

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A Mom, A Son With Down Syndrome — And The Love That Made A 'Curse' A Gift

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Once Parched, Florida's Everglades Finds Its Flow Again

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Tamiami Trail Sean Moyses
The Ward Accord Sara Watkins
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Itotiani Chicano Batman
All I've Ever Known Bahamas
No Intention Dirty Projectors