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The New Images of War

We discuss how our views of war are shaped by cell phone photos, YouTube videos and images from photojournalists on the front lines.

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Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

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America's Newest Veterans and Fort Hood

According to a recent survey by The Washington Post, more than half the of the 2.6 million veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are now struggling with issues related to their physical and mental health. The gunman who opened fire...

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Afghanistan After Karzai: A Washington-Kabul Town Hall

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as Hamid Karzai's presidency ends and international troops prepare to leave. We connect residents of Washington and Kabul to talk about what comes next.

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A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.

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Monuments Men: Protecting Art And Cultural Heritage In The Midst Of Conflict

A new Smithsonian exhibit explores the true story of the scholars, historians and art curators who became known as the "Monuments Men," which was also recently adapted for film. We explore a unique chapter in art history, and explore the ongoing challenge of protecting cultural heritage sites around the world.

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Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

From your take on the Corcoran Gallery's surprising changes to your reaction to the slushy winter Olympics, it's your turn to set the agenda.

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Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.

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Jennifer Senior: "All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox Of Modern Parenthood"

Countless studies, scholarly articles and self-help books have considered the effect parents have on their children at every stage of their lives. But what about the effect kids have on their parents?

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Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, visitors will encounter a Russian city under virtual lockdown. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have forced unprecedented levels of security, a move many say may mar the spirit of the games. We find out what the scene is like in Sochi, and how serious the threats are from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

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