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November 24, 2013

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IRAN-SECRET TALKS

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran’s nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned. AP Photos.

OBAMA-IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared an interim nuclear deal with Iran an “important first step” that cuts off the Islamic republic’s most likely path toward a bomb. AP Photos.

HONDURAS-ELECTIONS

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hondurans choose a new president Sunday in a country reeling from violence, poverty and the legacy of a 2009 coup, and if polls are accurate, the vote could fail to produce a clear winner. By Alberto Arce. UPCOMING, 335 words at 00:05 a.m. EDT. AP Photos.

VENEZUELA-OPPOSITION PROTEST

CARACAS, Venezuela — Thousands of opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets on to express outrage over the country’s deepening economic crisis, seeking to rebuild momentum sapped after a string of electoral defeats. By Vivian Sequera. AP Photos.

BUSINESS:

CELLPHONES IN PLANES

NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines? AP Photos.