Afghan National Army troops take a break while on a joint patrol and clearing operation with Butcher Troop, part of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, in eastern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR/Redux hide caption

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Fighting Shifts To Afghanistan's Mountainous East
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Banker Flees Afghanistan In Fear For His Life
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Will Afghan Drawdown Spur U.S. Policy Rethink?
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Taliban Claim Responsibility For Afghan Hotel Attack
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Tracer bullets light up the sky during an attack Tuesday at the Inter-Continental hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Head Of Kabul Bank Resigns While In The U.S.
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Drawing Lessons From 9/11, Ten Years Later
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Defeated candidates from Afghanistan's September 2010 election wait for the resumption of proceedings of a special tribunal in a Kabul courtroom on Thursday. The tribunal decided that 62 members of Parliament would be replaced on fraud charges. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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Fraud Ruling Throws Afghan Parliament Into Disarray
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Among The Costs Of War: Billions A Year In A.C.?
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Troop Withdrawal Disappoints Military Advisers
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This is a June 9, 2011, photo provided by airline passenger Jill Tarlow showing an unnamed passenger scantily dressed and taken at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Jill Tarlow/AP hide caption

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'Shop Talk': Man Booted From Plane Due To His Pants
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., at the Capitol in Washington, June 13, 2011. Cantor recently announced that he would not return to the budget negotiations. J. Scott Applewhite/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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In Politics: Neither Party Budges On The Budget
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U.S. Troop Drawdown Shouldn't Hurt Aid Work
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Troop Drawdown Could Influence 2012 Election
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