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Parallels
5:47 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
Aris Messinis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 5:03 pm

Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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Energy
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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The Iran nuclear deal includes more surveillance at the country's nuclear facilities, something President Obama says will ensure that Iran does not build a bomb.

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National Security
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Has To Include Their Behavior'

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:01 pm

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Middle East
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Lebanon Residents Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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Remembrances
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Popular Russian Balladeer Sang About Ordinary Life In The USSR

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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Europe
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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In Athens today, there were protests outside the Greek Parliament as its members debated the country's proposed bailout deal.

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UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting in Greek).

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National Security
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Obama Says Deal Is 'Best Means' For Preventing Iranian Nuclear Weapons

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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Energy
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary: Deal Keeps Iran Further Away From A Nuclear Weapon

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:48 pm

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Back in April when president Obama called the nuclear deal the best way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, he cited our next guest, Ernest Moniz, as an authority.

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Goats and Soda
5:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Progress In The Fight Against A Parasite That Causes Diarrheal Disease

The Cryptsporidium parasite emerges from the oocyst ready to infect.
Muthgapatti Kandasamy & Boris Striepen Courtesy of University of Georgia

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 2:50 pm

Scientists are reporting progress in the fight against a parasite that's a major cause of diarrheal disease in the developing world.

To make progress against any microbial disease, scientists usually try to find ways to tinker with the microbe's genes, looking for weak spots that could be exploited with drugs.

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Parallels
3:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

A Thai Surrogacy Case, With A 6-Month-Old Girl Caught In The Middle

Manuel Santos feeds 6-month-old Carmen as biological father Bud Lake looks on. The couple is fighting for custody of the baby, born to a surrogate in Thailand who now wants to keep her.
Michael Sullivan NPR

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 5:55 pm

Manuel Santos, from Valencia, Spain, is feeding his daughter, Carmen, a 6-month-old who was born to a surrogate in Thailand.

Father and daughter are in a temporary apartment in Bangkok, accompanied by Santos' husband, Gordon Alan "Bud" Lake III, from New Jersey, and the couple's 2-year-old son, Alvaro, who was born to a surrogate in India.

The boy is creating chaos, dumping toys around the apartment. He's the only one in the family who looks happy today.

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