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"We must try as best we can to balance isolation and engagement, pressure and incentives, so that human rights and dignity are advanced over time," Obama said five years ago, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

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Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West and Jay Z onstage at the Tidal launch event. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

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Homeowners sit in a conference room in Detroit's Cobo Center while waiting for their cases to be heard to avoid foreclosure from tax debts in Detroit on Jan. 29. This year, Wayne County officials sent out 62,000 foreclosure notices to city homeowners behind on property taxes. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

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Retired agent Michael Vigil on a search and destroy operation in the Colombian jungle. "As an undercover, you're basically kind of an independent operator ... and it's very addictive." says Laura Brodie, a criminal and forensic psychologist. Courtesy Michael Vigil hide caption

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For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

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Mingering Mike's Joseph War & Friend, 'As High As The Sky' (mixed media on paperboard). Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

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Melinda Townsend-Breslin holds a photo showing her and her mother standing in the parking lot of a favorite thrift store in 2013. William DeShazer for NPR hide caption

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Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

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A 2008 view of the leading edge of the Larsen B ice shelf, extending into the northwest part of the Weddell Sea. Huge, floating ice shelves that line the Antarctic coast help hold back sheets of ice that cover land. Mariano Caravaca /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

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Sgt. Courtney White carries her machine gun before a live fire exercise at the Marine base at Twentynine Palms, Calif. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

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Michael Bolla and Sally Singer lift Leon Anders using a ceiling lift and sling at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. The VA system is among a very small number of hospitals that have installed equipment and provided proper training so their nursing staff can avoid physically lifting and moving patients themselves. Annie Tritt for NPR hide caption

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Despite High Rates Of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

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Many of LA's Skid Row residents live in makeshift tents. Kelly McEvers hide caption

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Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

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Soprano Catalina Cuervo, singing the role of Frida Kahlo, rehearses with bass baritone Ricardo Herrera, singing the role of Diego Rivera, on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Detroit's 'Frida' Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera

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Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

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A Ukrainian serviceman walks in the village of Pisky in the region of Donetsk controlled by Ukrainian forces on Feb. 26. Oleksandr Ratushniak/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

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With corn production expected to remain high, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting that prices will continue to fall well into next year. iStockphoto hide caption

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Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop

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