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U.S. Troops Leaving, But Afghan Situation Still Rocky

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The U.S. plans to reduce the number of its troops in Afghanistan next year. The current level — about 65,000 — is already well below the peak of about 100,000 American forces.As the war draws down, however, and the troops come home, the challenge in Afghanistan does not get any easier. A new Pentagon report suggests the Taliban remains strong. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about the latest.
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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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