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A NATO soldier aims his weapon during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April. NATO is holding a summit in Chicago this weekend, and discussing the future of the alliance is on the agenda. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Not Your Cold War NATO: Alliance To Examine Itself

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Afghanistan is struggling to develop its court system, and public trials are still relatively rare. Here, an Afghan man named Mahmood (standing, right) listens to a court judge during his trial in the western city of Herat on Jan. 24. He had photos of NATO bases in Afghanistan and was sentenced to 16 years for spying for Iran. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Justice: A Brief Trial, A Lengthy Sentence

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AnnaBelle Bowers' long-time physician, Walter Watkin, gives her a kiss on the forehead at the end of her visit. When asked how long she had been coming to see him, he said, "Long enough for her file to be 2 inches thick." Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Part 4: Long-Term-Care Insurance: Who Needs It?

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A bill in Congress would task certain private businesses with increasing their cybersecurity to stave off attacks aimed at harming U.S. cyber infrastructure. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Bill Would Have Businesses Foot Cost Of Cyberwar

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The same day President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan, Mitt Romney picked up pizza for firefighters with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Challenger's Challenge: Romney's Bid To Make News

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A picture posted on the website www.muslm.net in 2009 allegedly shows al-Qaida's Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has claimed to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Potential Torture Testimony Could Rattle Sept. 11 Case

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