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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday after five years in captivity. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the latest information.
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Panama's Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have Nots

Panama City's skyline is full of gleaming office towers and the economy is the fastest growing in Latin America thanks to the canal. But the country still suffers from glaring social inequalities.
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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.
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What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."
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American POW Released From Taliban After 5 Years

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, was released Saturday into U.S. custody. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the deal that secured Bergdahl's release.
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Who Won The War In Afghanistan? Perhaps No One

The U.S. is re-assessing what it has accomplished in more than 12 years of war in Afghanistan. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Hassan Abbas, professor at the National Defense University and author of The Taliban Revival.
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Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."
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Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.
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In India, Fifth Person Is Arrested In Gang Rape, Murder Case

The arrests come amid public outcry over perceived official inaction. The incident is another in a series of rapes against Indian women in recent years that have united the country in anger.
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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

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