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When American forces leave the Panjwai area in November, Afghan security forces will have to find a way to work together across the spectrum of local and national forces. If they don't, the Taliban will continue to find a safe haven and mount attacks on Kandahar. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Friction Among Afghans A Threat To Post-U.S. Mission

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Colombian army soldiers patrol the Loma de Cristo—bal neighborhood after warring gangs forced dozens of families to flee. Medellin used to be the most dangerous city in the world but officials embarked on innovative projects designed to make life better in tough neighborhoods. Paul Smith for NPR hide caption

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Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself

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Members of the 18th Street gang announce a truce during a press conference at a prison in San Pedro Sula on May 28. Leonel Cruz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital

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Mike Jackson has diabetes and high blood pressure. His eye was damaged after he cut back on insulin because he couldn't afford it. Bryan Terry for NPR hide caption

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African-Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

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Chief Justice Margaret Marshall asks petitioner to explain a point during arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court in Boston in 2005. George Rizer/AP hide caption

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The Legal Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

Former Mass. Chief Justice On Life, Liberty And Gay Marriage

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Hey mutual fund investors: Think you can beat the market? Charley Ellis, who's worked in investment management for 50 years, doubts it. That's because the fees actively managed funds charge can get expensive. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Dollar For Dollar: Adventures In Investing

Resisting The Temptation To 'Win' When Investing

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The Spanish city of Santander is using a network of sensors to help improve services and save money. Incidents reported to Santander's command-and-control center, where the city manages data from sensors and smartphone reports made by citizens, are plotted on a map of the city. Courtesy of the University of Cantabria hide caption

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High-Tech Sensors Help Old Port City Leap Into Smart Future

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Protesters march during a rally in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning outside Fort Meade, Md., on Saturday. Manning, who is scheduled to face a court-martial beginning Monday, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified records to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Intent To Harm At Center Of Bradley Manning's Trial

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Detroit's finances are so tight that unclaimed bodies can wait months or years for a pauper's burial. To help, Perry Funeral Home in Detroit has been holding free memorial services and cut-rate burials for unclaimed remains for years, like this service in 2009. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle To Bury Their Unclaimed DeadWDET Detroit

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