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ISIS Gains A Foothold In Afghanistan

Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi talks about his journey into ISIS-held territory for his Frontline documentary: ISIS in Afghanistan.
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What Our Reporters Learned From The World's Teenage Girls: #15Girls

The girls we met shook up our ideas about everything: menstruation, child brides, soccer, school, whether parents favor boys over girls.
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Obama Awards Medal Of Honor To Army Captain For Afghanistan Service

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to the 10th living recipient, Army Capt. Florent Groberg, for conspicuous gallantry during his service in Afghanistan.
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Soldier Who Tackled Suicide Bomber To Receive Medal Of Honor

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. Florent Groberg on Thursday. In Afghanistan, he tackled a suicide bomber and saved the lives of many men with his patrol.
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Thousands Of Afghan Demonstrators Demand Justice For Dead Shiites

Thousands took to the streets after the killing of 7 members of a Shiite minority group. Protesters blamed the deaths on Islamist militants. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Sune Engel Rasmussen.
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Protesters Flood Kabul Streets After Beheading Of 7 Afghan Hazaras

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mujib Mashal, a reporter with The New York Times, about the beheadings of civilians from the Hazara ethnic minority, possibly by ISIS-linked militants.
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Thousands Of Afghans March In Kabul, Demanding Justice For 7 Shiites Killed

Demonstrators took to the streets in the Afghan capital on Wednesday to protest the killings of seven members of an ethnic minority group by Islamist militants.
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Anxiety Grows As Conditions Worsen In Afghanistan

High unemployment, a weak central government and recent Taliban gains are creating a growing apprehension on the streets of the capital, Kabul.
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The Details Of Drones, From A Pilot Who Flew Them

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley, a retired drone pilot who wrote the tactical manual for the Predator. His new memoir is called Hunter Killer.
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He Sometimes Crawled To School, He Plays Soccer On A Scooter

Polio paralyzed Sani Muntari as a child. That didn't keep him from school or off the soccer field. And he's played a key role in making Nigeria polio-free.

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