With Iran deal, hope rather than hardliners wins

Rev. J. Mark Davidson: The Vienna Accord gives reason to hope that international relations can be conducted on the basis of well-reasoned pragmatism instead of clashing ideologies. If the nuclear deal with Iran is ratified and put into effect, it is a setback for extremists everywhere.

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Marcia Owen reads the words of Amer Mahmood's widow Carolyn Mahmood during a vigil. Amer Mahmood, 48, was fatally shot July 4, 2015, while working at the Joy Mart, 2109 N. Roxboro St. in Durham, NC. Video by Mark Schultz, mschultz@newsobserver.com