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Obama Wants At Least A Small Troop Presence In Afghanistan

President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday — his first since 2012. Since that time, U.S. troop levels there have been cut by about two-thirds.

One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.

Obama Addresses Troops In Afghanistan On Eve Of Memorial Day

President Obama made a surprise visit Sunday to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The president addressed troops, thanking them for their service on the eve of Memorial Day. White House correspondent Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins NPR's Arun Rath.

Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

Medal Of Honor Recipient Dodged Bullets To Help Wounded Soldiers

In a White House ceremony, President Obama awarded a Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White. He saved the life of a fellow soldier during a firefight on a mountain pass in Afghanistan in 2007.

Former Army Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor

Renee Montagne talks to Kyle White, who will receive the Medal of Honor for actions conducted during a 2007 battle in Afghanistan. He was with U.S. and Afghan forces when the Taliban ambushed them.

More Hillside Collapses Possible After Deadly Afghan Landslides

As many as 2,500 people are feared dead after two landslides in northeastern Afghanistan on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov for the latest.

Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.

Landslide In Afghanistan Reportedly Leaves Hundreds Missing

Officials say scores of people are missing and presumed dead after the slide buried a village in the mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan.