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Afghan Outrage Grows Violent Over U.S. Quran Burnings

At least 25 people have died in riots this week across Afghanistan ever since U.S. officials revealed that American soldiers had burned copies of the Muslim holy book. On Saturday, more than 1,000 demonstrators clashed with police outside a United Nations compound in the north of the country. Host Scott Simon gets the latest on the unrest from NPR's Quil Lawrence.
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U.S. Apology Over Qurans Fails To Stop Afghan Riots

Two U.S. troops were shot dead by an Afghan soldier in a day of riots and protests across the country over Qurans that were burned. U.S. forces and Afghan authorities are braced for more trouble following Friday prayers at mosques nationwide.
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Report: Two U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; Quran Burnings Backlash?

There has been anger over the burning of some Islamic materials, including Qurans, at an air base used by international forces. The commander of those forces has apologized, but protests continue.
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Protests Continue In Afghanistan Over Quran Burnings; Some Killed

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan has apologized. But the anger remains.
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A 'Favored Daughter' Fights For Afghan Women

Fawzia Koofi almost died on the day she was born, but survived against all odds and became the first female deputy speaker of Afghanistan's parliament. Koofi plans to run for president in two years, and in a new memoir, describes her hopes for the country's future.
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U.S. General Apologizes To 'Noble People Of Afghanistan' For Quran Burnings

In a video that underscores how seriously the U.S. military and NATO are taking the incident, the commander of international forces today apologizes four times for what he says was the improper disposal of Qurans at Bagram Air Field north of Kabul.
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One Marine's Journey To 'Hell And Back Again'

Photojournalist Danfung Dennis embedded with the U.S. Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan for the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hell And Back Again. The film tells the story of Sgt. Nathan Harris' transition to life North Carolina after being wounded in Afghanistan.

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