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Alaska's fire season is off to an unprecedented start. Millions of acres are burning across hundreds of miles of rugged terrain, making the challenging task of fighting fire in Alaska even harder.

Yale professor and author Stephen Carter says the agreement is so complex, something is bound to go wrong — but that doesn't make it a bad deal. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee all appeared together for the first time at a cattle call in Iowa on Friday. Each had 15 minutes to make a pitch.

The International Atomic Energy Agency can have 130 to 150 inspectors to keep tabs on Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. is paying the largest share, but probably won't have inspectors inside Iran.

Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.

Housing prices there have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

Over 1,600 acres of old-growth rainforest have burned in Washington's Olympic National Park. As Ashley Ahearn of KUOW reports, the wildfire is expected to persist through the rest of the summer.

Shock continues to ripple through Chattanooga, Tenn., as residents try to cope with Thursday's attack. Rabbit Zielke of WUTC reports on the community's reaction.

At a recent event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met a Palestinian girl, who said she hoped to stay in Germany. When Merkel explained why she couldn't, the moment caught the people's attention.

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