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Obama Expands U.S. Military's Authority To Target Taliban In Afghanistan

The president has authorized U.S. commanders to use airstrikes to assist Afghan offensives — not just as defensive or preventive measures.
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An Army Buddy's Call For Help Sends A Scientist On A Brain Injury Quest

Harvard researcher Kit Parker built his academic career studying the heart. But Parker, also an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, switched his focus to figuring out how IED blasts damage the brain.
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Afghan Journalist Zabihullah Tamanna Buried In Kabul

Afghan journalist Zabihullah Tamanna was buried Tuesday. He was killed on Sunday while working with a team of NPR journalists.
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David Gilkey: His NPR Buddies Share Stories About Their Favorite Pictures

He knew how to make kids laugh. He'd put his camera right up in a subject's face. And he was sometimes afraid but he would "push through the fear."
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Taliban Get A New Leader, Who's Just As Violent As The Old One

The Taliban have kept up a drumbeat of attacks since their leader was killed last month in a U.S. drone strike. Hopes that a new leader might improve the climate for peace are fading fast.
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'He Had A Great Eye For A Story'

NPR's Philip Reeves remembers Zabihullah Tamanna, a brave Afghan journalist who brought compassion to his work. Tamanna was killed along with NPR photojournalist David Gilkey in Afghanistan on Sunday.
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Why David Gilkey Was In The Roughest Part Of Afghanistan

The NPR photographer kept heading back to the front lines in Afghanistan to gauge how the Afghan military was faring against the Taliban. It's a story that has largely been ignored.
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NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

Interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna was killed Sunday along with photojournalist David Gilkey. "Zabi," as he was known, was hired by Philip Reeves, who calls the Afghan "a lovely man" with "deep wisdom."
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NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey Is Remembered By Colleagues

David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan along with NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna.
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Interpreter In Haiti Remembers Gilkey Did His Job With 'Passion'

NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while riding in a convoy that came under attack. Jael Madius remembers working with Gilkey in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

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