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U.S. Airstrike Seeks To Bolster Afghans In Fight To Retake City From Taliban

One day after the Taliban seized control of Kunduz, a military operation is underway to try to retake the strategic city in northern Afghanistan.
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Taliban Seize A Major City, A Sign Of The Group's Resurgence

Taliban fighters stormed the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, marking the first time the group has captured a city since it was ousted in 2001. Journalist Mujib Mashal talks about the Taliban takeover.
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Taliban Take A Major City In Northern Afghanistan

The Taliban captured the northern city of Kunduz on Monday, their most important battlefield victory since they were ousted from power in 2001.
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Taliban Fighters Overrun Afghan Security Forces, Reported In Control Of Kunduz

The fall of the northern Afghan city would represent a major setback for U.S.-trained government forces.
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Taliban Attacks Northern Afghan City Of Kunduz

The Taliban have launched a massive attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. There are reports that they have taken over parts of the city.
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Imagine It's The Year 2045. Will The Syrian Refugee Crisis Be Resolved?

Refugee crises start as short-term emergencies, like Afghanistan in 1979. Then they become a challenge for decades — like Afghan refugees today, and perhaps Syrian refugees in the years to come.
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Croatia, Serbia Close Border In Row Over Migrants

Zagreb shut down crossings for migrants and Belgrade followed suit in a tit-for-tat over the burgeoning refugee crisis.
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The Very Strange Case Of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

The Army's investigation produced a wealth of new information on why Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009. The major general who led the inquiry recommended against a prison sentence.
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American Dad Fights For The Afghan Interpreter Who Aided His Fallen Son

Some 13,000 Afghans and Iraqis who worked with the U.S. are awaiting visas they were promised. NPR's Quil Lawrence looks at a case involving an Afghan interpreter who was in the thick of the fighting.
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Thousands Of U.S. Military Interpreters Wait For Visas

NPR follows up on the status of "AK," one of many Afghan and Iraqi interpreters for the U.S. military still waiting for a visa, and why thousands of interpreters struggle with the process.

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