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As Migrants Flow In, Sweden Begins To Rethink Its Open-Door Policy

Sweden has taken in more asylum seekers per capita than any other European country — including 35,000 unaccompanied minors in 2015. But not everyone in Sweden wants to keep the doors open.
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Fleeing Alone, Some Migrant Kids Find Foster Homes In Sweden

Sweden took in a record number of asylum seekers last year, among them 35,000 children who arrived without their parents. The luckiest are in foster care with Swedish families.
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Obama Presents Navy SEAL Edward Byers, Jr. With Medal Of Honor

In a White House ceremony, Navy SEAL Edward C. Byers, Jr. is receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in a 2012 rescue operation in Afghanistan. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sean Naylor, who wrote the book Relentless Strike, about the Joint Special Operations Command.
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Afghanistan Remains Profoundly Corrupt After U.S. Invasion, Report Finds

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sayed Ikram Afzali, executive director of Integrity Watch Afghanistan, about the report released Wednesday about the corruption in Afghanistan and how it contributes to violent conflicts there.
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Afghanistan's Real-Life Romeo And Juliet

Rachel Martin speaks with Rod Nordland about his new book, "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet," the true story of a love affair between a boy and a girl of different backgrounds.
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How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.
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House Panel To Get An Update On Security In Afghanistan

Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is set to appear before a House panel on Tuesday for what's expected to be a contentious report about the progress of the war.
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Next Afghan War Commander To Re-Evaluate U.S. Response

The war in Afghanistan is getting a new commander even as events there are not going well. The Taliban control the most territory since the U.S. invasion, and Afghan government casualties continue to mount. NPR takes a look at how American forces might respond.
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White House Nominates New Commander For Afghanistan

Amid concerns about setbacks in the fight against the Taliban, President Obama has tapped Lt. Gen. John "Mick" Nicholson to take charge of international forces.
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Taliban Makes Good On A Promise To Target Afghan Media Networks

A suicide bomb attack killed six journalists from Afghanistan's independent television station, Tolo TV. Renee Montagne talks to Saad Mohseni, CEO Of Moby Group, the media company that owns Tolo TV.

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