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Afghan families gather after leaving their homeland and reaching the Pakistan side of the border, near the town of Chaman on Tuesday. Pakistan and other countries bordering Afghanistan have mostly closed their borders to Afghan refugees, with some exceptions. AP hide caption

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Fearful Of The Taliban, At-Risk Afghans Urgently Seek A Way Out

Many Afghans who worked with the American military are desperately trying to flee. One of them is Mohammed, a colonel in the Afghan army who's now in hiding with a group of more than a dozen families.

Afghan families gather after leaving their homeland and reaching the Pakistan side of the border, near the town of Chaman on Tuesday. Pakistan and other countries bordering Afghanistan have mostly closed their borders to Afghan refugees, with some exceptions. AP hide caption

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At-Risk Afghans Urgently Look For A Way Out: 'The Taliban Are Seeking Us'

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Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson sets the music of Mozart amid his peers to offer a fresh take on the master composer. Ari Magg/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Víkingur Ólafsson Wants To Change Your Mind About Mozart

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An Afghan anti-Taliban fighter is seen on a hilltop in Anaba district in Afghanistan's Panjshir province on Wednesday. Arman/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Afghan Resistance Says Reports Of Its Defeat In Panjshir Are Taliban Propaganda

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Nurses work at a COVID-19 testing day for students and school faculty at Brandeis Elementary School on in Louisville, Ky. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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Caught Between Parents And Politicians, Nurses Fear Another School Year With COVID-19

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A sign in the French city of Epernay proclaims it the "Capital of Champagne." Rebecca Rosman/NPR hide caption

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France And Russia Are In A Tussle Over Who Gets To Call Champagne ... 'Champagne'

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