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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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First Black President To Address NAACP Convention

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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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