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Afghan Leader Nets Promises of $4.4 Billion

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Afghan Leader Nets Promises of $4.4 Billion

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Afghan Leader Nets Promises of $4.4 Billion

Afghan Leader Nets Promises of $4.4 Billion

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai's appeals for help in stabilizing his nation at an international donors conference in Berlin brought promises of $4.4 billion in aid. Congress has already appropriated $2.2 billion for Afghanistan in the current fiscal year. Karzai asked for help to prevent Afghanistan from again becoming a haven for drugs and terrorism. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.