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The U.S. and NATO agree to a plan to wind down the war in Afghanistan, as the Taliban launches a series of audacious attacks around the country and the U.S. military faces a new scandal over the behavior of soldiers on tour; U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warns that the situation in Syria is "highly precarious" despite a brokered ceasefire; new concern over Egypt's transition to democracy after several opposition figures are banned from running for president; and questions arise over international maritime rules after a cruise ship fails to rescue three fishermen lost at sea. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Courtney Kube of N.B.C. and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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D.C. Nonprofit Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of 'Flanders Fields'

A local non-profit is marking the 100th anniversary of a famous war poem with an event and the launch of a new fund for veterans.

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.
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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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