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Ashraf Ghani, pictured in his Kabul home, is among the leading challengers to incumbent President Hamid Karzai. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Ghani Blames Afghan Government For Corruption

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"Isn't it lucky that Norway has plenty of money? A big, big oil fortune," says Norwegian tour boat Capt. Knut Jansen. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Frugal Norway Stays Afloat Amid Economic Crisis

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A man drinks a pint at the Marquis of Granby pub in Westminster, London, in 2004. Graeme Robertson/Getty Images hide caption

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As Beer Tax Rises, It's Last Call For Many British Pubs

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President Obama speaks during a town hall meeting on health care in Shaker Heights, Ohio, on Thursday. Findings from a recent NPR poll indicate that about half of Americans are now onboard with Obama's health care plan. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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NPR Poll Finds Tough Sledding For Obama

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