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Candidates' Stories Reflect Afghanistan's Struggle
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Ashraf Ghani, pictured in his Kabul home, is among the leading challengers to incumbent President Hamid Karzai. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Ghani Blames Afghan Government For Corruption
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Candidate Abdullah: Afghans Want Change
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Baseball Standouts In St. Louis For All-Star Game
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Congress May Investigate CIA's Secret Program
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Taliban Use Guerrilla Tactics In Helmand Province
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Obama Works On Fresh Start With Russia
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More Than 150 Dead Amid Rioting In Western China
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Alaska Gov. Palin Surprises State, GOP
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China Reports Deadly Riots In Xinjiang Region
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Marines Press Hard Across Southern Afghanistan
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Employers Cut More Jobs Than Expected In June
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U.S. Military Launches 'Strike Of The Sword'
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