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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, shown in Tehran in March, supports the nuclear negotiations with the U.S. and other world powers. Iran is now receiving some $700 million a month in sanctions relief. Those watching the negotiations include former U.S. hostages in Iran, who have sought compensation for years. STR/AP hide caption

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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

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A view of the the U.S. Naval Station base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama promised during his first days in office to close the U.S. prison there but it still houses detainees. Suzette Laboy/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

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Marine Sgt. Kelly Brown Trains For Front-Line Combat Role

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Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., in August, where he met with elected and police officials and community members. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

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Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

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Marine Training Tests Women's Toughness In Ground Combat

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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

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Katie Gorz (left) performs the ammo can lift next to male Marines as they go through the combat fitness test. The Marine Corps is experimenting with inserting some women into combat infantry roles that have historically been limited to men. At Camp Lejeune, female Marines are undergoing the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms. Travis Dove for NPR hide caption

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

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Journalist James Foley was killed by the so-called Islamic State in August of this year. His mother, Diane Foley, says the U.S. government never reached out to tell her that her son was dead. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP hide caption

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

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Lance Cpl. Brittany Holloway helps to direct the driver of a light armored vehicle during training at Camp Lejeune, where female Marines are enduring the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms. Travis Dove for NPR hide caption

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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

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