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Obama Says He And Iran's Rowhani Have Exchanged Letters

Asked if he had reached out personally to Iran's President Hasan Rowhani, Obama answered, "I have. And he's reached out to me." The two have exchanged letters, he confirmed in an interview with ABC that aired Sunday.
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Who's Really Left Out Of The CrossFit Circle

A controversial article posted to the CrossFit Facebook page has led to a larger discussion about race. The majority of participants in the grueling and popular workout genre are white. Just how many people of color participate, though, is tough to say.
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After Faltering Weeks For Obama, What Counts Is Winning

The deal to dispose of Syria's chemical weapons stocks came after weeks in which Obama and his administration kept changing course in response to roadblocks. Other presidents have improvised their way through foreign policy crises, but past generations weren't able to follow along in real time.
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Death Toll Likely To Rise In Colorado Flooding, Officials Say

The floods that have repeatedly inundated large parts of central and northeastern Colorado since Wednesday likely killed more than the four people who have been confirmed dead, officials say. The search for victims has taken second priority to rescue and relief operations, as agencies rush to help people who remain at risk.
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Syria Deal Puts Russian, And Its Influence, In Spotlight

The deal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program brings together two unlikely leaders, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Russian journalist and Middle East specialist Konstantin von Eggert about Russia's position with and influence on Syria.
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Police Wound Two Bystanders In Shooting Near Times Square

Caught in the line of fire by police officers, two women were shot near crowded Times Square in Manhattan last night. They were wounded as police struggled to deal with a man who was behaving erratically. The man had "simulated" firing a gun at police; he was not found to have a weapon.
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Deadly Amoeba Found For First Time In Municipal Water Supply

Louisiana officials say they identified for the first time a dangerous form of amoeba in a municipal water supply. It was found after a 4-year-old boy died of a brain infection caused by the amoeba. They say this may make it easier to diagnose cases of encephalitis with unknown causes.
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50 Years After The Bombing, Birmingham Still Subtly Divided

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Klu Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, killing four black girls. The scars from those days still divide the city, making it a bellwether for America's ongoing civil rights struggle.
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Colorado Flooding Forces Thousands From Homes

Some parts of the state have received 14 inches of rain since a storm began Wednesday night. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on the massive rescue operation that continues in the flood-ravaged state.
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Compensation Funds For Victims Of Tragedy A 'Small Solace'

Rachel Martin speaks with Kenneth Feinberg, who has helped distribute funds raised after tragedies like 9/11 and the Boston Bombings. He is the subject of this week's Sunday Conversation.

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