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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.
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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Government Says

Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Smith of the International Crisis Group about Mullah Omar's rise to power, the details of his death and what this means for Afghanistan's peace talks with the Taliban.
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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.
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Afghan Government Says Mullah Omar 'Died In April 2013'

Reports of the death of the Taliban's spiritual leader have swirled in the past and have been unreliable. The Afghan government said according to "credible information," Omar died in Pakistan.
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Vietnam War Study Raises Concerns About Veterans' Mental Health

A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.
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The Seldom-Seen Faces Of The 'Humans Of Kabul'

When Boston photographer David Fox moved to Afghanistan, he began to share pictures and stories about the day-to-day life that rarely gets covered by the press.
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Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman

Four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.
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Memoir Tells Of Daring Medevac Rescue In Afghanistan's Valley Of Death

Renee Montagne talks to helicopter pilot Erik Sabiston and medic Julia Bringloe, former medevac crewmembers, about a nerve-racking rescue mission they did in Afghanistan's Valley of Death in 2011.
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David Rohde Details Taliban Kidnapping In 'A Rope And A Prayer'

The White House is changing its policy about negotiating with terrorist groups which hold Americans hostage. Renee Montagne talks to David Rohde, a journalist who was held by the Taliban for months.
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Afghan Schools: Is The Success Story Exaggerated?

Afghan officials reportedly inflated the number of students to make the education system appear more successful than it has been, according to the U.S. inspector for Afghanistan's reconstruction.

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