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Afghans Head To Polls Despite Violence

Afghans are choosing between two former government ministers in a presidential election that will be the first transfer of power by ballot in Afghanistan's history.
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Fledgling Afghan Media Seeks Line Between Journalism And Activism

When a popular Afghan journalist was killed shortly before the April election, his colleagues stopped reporting Taliban statements and downplayed violence on election day. Some say it was an acceptable display of nationalism; others see it as a sign that the young media needs to get tougher and more objective in covering the runoff election.
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In A First, Afghanistan Is Set To Change Leaders At The Ballot Box

In a country shaped by warlords, Saturday's presidential election features two urbane men with doctorates vying to replace Hamid Karzai. Both want close U.S. relations, including a security deal.
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Bergdahl Back In The U.S. To Continue Recovery

The Army sergeant spent five years as a captive of the Taliban. He arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio early this morning after spending nearly two weeks recuperating in Germany.
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Afghans To Decide Successor To Karzai On Saturday

Renee Montagne talks to Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan presidential frontrunner. Abdullah faces a runoff with Ashraf Ghani to determine who will succeed embattled Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Taliban Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Was To Be Part Of Bigger Deal

The exchange of detainees for Bowe Bergdahl was supposed to be part of a bigger peace process. Renee Montagne talks to Marc Grossman, former U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Pentagon Says Bergdahl En Route To Texas

The U.S. Army sergeant held hostage for five years in Afghanistan has left a hospital in Germany aboard a U.S. military plane destined for San Antonio, Tex.
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Bergdahl's Writings Provide A Window Into His Thoughts

The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.
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Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American plane. The deaths, if confirmed, would be the worst case of friendly fire in the war.
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Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. NATO says the attack is still under investigation.

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