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For U.S. Troops, One More Big Push In Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers are trying to deal a crippling blow to the Taliban in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni. It's one of the last major Taliban strongholds, but the American forces are trying to do the job on a short timetable.
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Afghan Female Boxers Strike A Blow For Girl Power

Women in Afghanistan have few opportunities to play sports, and they have no history of boxing. But one persistent coach has built a team, and one of his boxers is headed to the London Olympics.
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Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Still Hope For Visas

Afghans hired to help U.S. forces in Afghanistan say Congress should keep its promise to grant them visas to America. Despite death threats from the Taliban, thousands of Afghans have worked with Americans since the war in Afghanistan began. Most say they wanted to serve their country, but they also hoped to win visas to America. But since 2009, the number of U.S. visas awarded has slowed to a trickle.
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Memorial Honors Americans Killed In Afghanistan

NPR's David Greene has the story of a memorial in Kabul, Afghanistan, that pays tribute to American soldiers killed while serving there.
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Captain Remembers Sept. 11 Ceremony In Kabul

Throughout our show this Memorial Day weekend, we're hearing from members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard as they tell us their most vivid memories of their recent deployment to Afghanistan. In this installment, Capt. Michael Currie remembers a ceremony honoring those who died in the war, both civilian and military.

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