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The former member of the Drive-by Truckers unleashes his storytelling skills in his new album, Something More Than Free. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Isbell's lyrics reward a close listen.
The president promised to veto any congressional attempt to reject the deal he and other Western powers reached early Tuesday. NPR's Tamara Keith and Michele Kelemen provide analysis of his remarks.
World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.
American and Iranian officials are praising the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. But Iran is a regional rival to many Arab states — many would say a regional threat.
U.S. and Iranian officials are praising the nuclear agreement reached Tuesday. For more on the reaction in Israel, David Greene talks to journalist Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem.
The release of Harper Lee's long-lost novel — and its portrait of once-crusading attorney Atticus Finch — has shaken devotees of "To Kill a Mockingbird." One poet argues that nuance should be welcome.