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Many Afghans who have worked as interpreters with the U.S. and other Western governments are trying to get visas to leave. "Mohammad," an interpreter, joined two former British soldiers last year in that country to call on Britain to grant Afghan interpreters asylum. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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As A U.S. War Winds Down, Afghans Look For A Way Out

Applications are soaring for a special U.S. visa program for Afghans. But many applicants don't qualify and are trying to bluff, bribe or buy their way in.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says the U.S. has "gone too far in thinking we can re-create an American democratic paradise in the Middle East." LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Rand Paul: U.S. Must Be More Realistic In Foreign Policy Approach

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US soldiers have intervened in during natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. But a disease outbreak is more complicated. SSgt. Chad Chisholm/U.S. Dept. of Defense hide caption

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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

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Eh Mane Ah Janka Nabay
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Many Afghans who have worked as interpreters with the U.S. and other Western governments are trying to get visas to leave. "Mohammad," an interpreter, joined two former British soldiers last year in that country to call on Britain to grant Afghan interpreters asylum. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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As A U.S. War Winds Down, Afghans Look For A Way Out

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Build a House and Burn It Down The Horse Flies
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Workers at the National Geographic Museum in Washington grind the rough edges off a life-size replica of a spinosaurus skeleton. Mike Hettwer/National Geographic hide caption

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Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

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A Libyan youth displays his skills in parkour, an extreme sport, during a friendly competition in Tripoli on March 7, 2014. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

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Dr. Lester Minto closes his clinic, Reproductive Services of Harlingen, after 35 years. Lisa Krantz/San Antonio Express-News/Zuma Press hide caption

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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

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Republican Gov. Sam Brownback (left) listens while his Democratic challenger Paul Davis answers a question during their first debate at the Kansas State Fair. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

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Man I Love The Hot Club of San Francisco

Visitors watch an orca performance at SeaWorld in San Diego this year. The company has seen attendance slip in the year since the release of a documentary film critical of the company's captive whale program. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

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