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NATO Reconfirms Afghan War Will End Responsibly

NATO commanders say the mantra of the Afghan alliance has been "in together, out together." That means keeping combat forces in the country through 2014 — even though some member countries like France plan to bring their troops home sooner.
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Secret Political Donors Find Ways To Stay Anonymous

Those hoping to sway the presidential election with anonymous donations to nonprofit political groups could find their names made public this fall after a pair of court rulings backed public disclosure. There are, however, ways to work around that.
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A Dire Sign Of The Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds

The proportion of 12- to 19-year-olds who report having diabetes or "prediabetes" increased from 9 percent in 1999 to 23 percent in 2008, according to a paper published in the journal Pediatrics. "This report really sounds the alarm," says one researcher.
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A Windborne Clue To A Mysterious Childhood Disease

Not a lot is known about Kawasaki disease. It affects children under 4 and is more common in Asia, particularly Japan, but more than 4,000 American children contract it every year. One of its secrets may now be revealed, but it took climate researchers to help spot it.
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Examining NATO's Past, Present And Future

Sunday is the first day of the NATO summit in Chicago. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Ivo Daalder about the Alliance's future, and with Vijay Prashad, a professor of international studies at Trinity College, who argues NATO is bad for the world. We also hear reports on the kickoff of the summit from NPR's Jacki Northam and on the protests from Cheryl Corley.
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At NATO Summit, Obama Says 'Hard Days' Ahead For Afghanistan

World leaders are meeting with President Obama in his hometown of Chicago for a two-day NATO summit focused heavily on Afghanistan.
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White House Balances Money, Security In Afghanistan

The White House is urging war-weary NATO leaders to dig deeper into their pockets to share the commitment to get Afghanistan's forces to stand up on their own so U.S. and NATO forces can pull out in 2014. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Ben Rhodes, White House spokesperson on national security issues.

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