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Afghan evacuees wait for the next flight to the U.S. in a fenced-in enclosure in a hangar at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. More than 25,000 Afghans have traveled through Ramstein to get to the United States. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Air Base At The Heart Of America's Biggest Airlift

Here's what it's like at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where many of the tens of thousands of Afghans evacuated from Kabul over the past few weeks are awaiting travel to the United States.

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Greek Composer And Politician Mikis Theodorakis Has Died At The Age Of 96

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Song of Songs [Hebrew] Mikis Theodorakis
Sounds of the Deep Sven Libaek
Attached Kudasaibeats
Head Over Heels ABBA
Is That What Everybody Wants

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The U.S. Air Base At The Heart Of America's Biggest Airlift

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Happy City Sven Libaek
See The World Brett Dennen
Tyrant The Bravery

A general view of the skyline of the Qatari capital, Doha. Qatar has long played a center role in diplomacy on Afghanistan. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Blinken Will Visit Qatar, Where Diplomats Relocated To Keep Working On Afghanistan

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143 I Love You Mellotron Variations
Music for Eels The Sven Libaek Orchestra
This song is part of the previous piece We are unable to provide a listing
Chiquitita ABBA
Instrumental The Microphones
[Untitled Track] Markus G√ľntner
Attacking Sharks The Sven Libaek Orchestra

The term "fetal heartbeat," as used in the new anti-abortion law in Texas, is misleading and not based on science, say physicians who specialize in reproductive health. What the ultrasound machine detects in an embryo at six weeks of pregnancy is actually just electrical activity from cells that aren't yet a heart. And the sound that you "hear" is actually manufactured by the ultrasound machine. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Texas Abortion Ban Hinges On 'Fetal Heartbeat.' Doctors Call That Misleading

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Woman in My Heart Madi Diaz
We Will Become Silhouettes The Postal Service

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