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Parallels

With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton foundation's Clinton Global Initiative conference with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, looking on. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

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Feeling OK Best Coast
Babe Evenings

Our modern relationship to property — namely that it's burdensome to own, and therefore less valuable — has allowed the sharing economy to expand. Gustav Dejert/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

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Nothing Happens in June [*] Ulrich Schnauss
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Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as members of the Italian coast guard approach them off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea on April 22. Alessandro Di Meo/AP hide caption

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

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I Don't Want You as a Ghost Tired Pony
Green Chimneys Santi Debriano & Roni Ben-Hur
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A Nova Upgrade Tyler Bates
At The Show Marco Benevento
Intro The XX

A man stands near collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 27, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. Aftershocks tend to get less frequent with time, scientists say, but not necessarily gentler. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

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With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

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3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

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Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown Portico Quartet
(I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott Of You Wil Blades
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Ran Duan will represent the U.S. at the Bacardi Global Legacy Cocktail Competition in Sydney on April 28. Daniel A. Gross hide caption

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Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink

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That Old Thing Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
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