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Iran and six world powers are saying they want to agree upon a nuclear deal this month. Troublingly, Iranian officials now appear to be laying the ground work for an excuse should the talks fail. They also don't appear to be preparing for significant reductions in its uranium enrichment capacity, which the U.S. says is critical to any agreement.

The House Ethics Committee is undoing a recent change to its annual financial disclosure form that deleted information about free trips members have taken. Members had explained the change as a way to streamline paperwork, particularly when more detailed information is available elsewhere. They decided the bad publicity wasn't worth the trouble.

While a debate rages over the future of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., the bank's potential demise has drawn warnings from the other Washington — Washington state. Ashley Gross of KPLU reports that businesses, labor unions and politicians are raising alarm bells about potentially severe consequences.

The deaths of three Israeli teenagers have sparked anger in the region. Two parents who lost children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict explain why they are now calling for reconciliation.

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.

Senior Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.

This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

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