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On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

A composite image of file photos shows Australians Myuran Sukumaran, left, and Andrew Chan in Denpasar district court in Bali. Indonesia has rejected appeals for clemency in their cases. The two will reportedly be executed early Wednesday. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'Bali 9' Pair Reportedly Killed By Firing Squad, After Last Appeals Denied

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of a group that sought to smuggle heroin out of Bali in 2005.

Hillary Clinton's campaign logo was changed Tuesday to show support for same-sex marriage on the day of oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Hillary Clinton campaign hide caption

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It's All Politics

Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

Tyson Foods says it has already reduced its use of human-use antibiotics by 80 percent over the past four years. Here, Tyson frozen chicken on display at Piazza's market in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2010. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

Antibiotic use is falling out of fashion in the poultry industry. Tyson Foods, the biggest poultry producer in the U.S., says it will stop feeding its birds antibiotics used by humans in two years.

Other Lives settled down in Portland, Oregon to record "Reconfiguration," a song opbmusic couldn't get enough of this month. Emily Ulmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation

10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Curious what 10 of our favorite public radio hosts had playing on repeat this month? Hear new music from Other Lives, The Fireworks, Hiatus Kaiyote and more. Also: What NOT to do on Twitter.

Children aboard this World Airways DC-8 jet on April 2, 1975, were evacuated from Vietnam shortly before the fall of Saigon and just two days before the first official Operation Babylift flight. Among the children, was 12-year-old Thanh Jeff Ghar (center, lying down in front of a window). He says being brought to the U.S. gave him opportunities he never would have had if he remained in Vietnam. Photo as exhibited at the Presidio's Operation Babylift: Perspectives & Legacies exhibition at the Officers' Club, courtesy of the AP hide caption

itoggle caption Photo as exhibited at the Presidio's Operation Babylift: Perspectives & Legacies exhibition at the Officers' Club, courtesy of the AP

Back At Base

Flight Attendant On Saigon Evacuation: You Wanted 'To Help Every Child' KUOW

Two days before an official U.S. operation to evacuate children from Vietnam, a cargo plane left with 57 of them on board. The program was controversial, but 40 years later, a flight attendant and passenger say it was the right thing to do.

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First Lt. Ashley White was one of 60 or so women selected for cultural support teams that deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. Courtesy of the White family hide caption

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Author Interviews

'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.

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