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Journalist Reflects On Karzai's Legacy After Rare Access To Afghan Leader

Renee Montagne talks to Afghan journalist Mujib Mashal about his recent profile of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in The Atlantic magazine.
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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
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U.N. Official Calls For Calm In Afghanistan After Claims Of Election Fraud

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claims last weekend's runoff vote was rigged in his opponent's favor. He says he won't recognize the results, which won't be known for a month.
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Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election

Just hours after polls closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani.
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1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.
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Afghan Voters Defy Taliban Threat; Vote In Presidential Runoff

Afghans went to the polls on Saturday to vote for a successor to Hamid Karzai who's ruled since 2001. Former foreign minister Adbullah Abdullah faced off against former finance minister Ashraf Ghani.
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Afghans Are The Winners In Their Presidential Elections

Host Scott Simon takes note of the huge turnout and great pride Afghans exhibited during their presidential election runoff.
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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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