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Former head of Afghan intelligence Amrullah Saleh was fired earlier this year because of his opposition to the Karzai administration's efforts to negotiate with the Taliban. He says a Taliban-friendly government would mean Afghan rights are "violated fundamentally." Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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Former Afghan Intelligence Service Chief: The Taliban 'Are Our Killers'

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent casts a shadow below a group of migrants detained in Arizona in 2006. To prosecute everyone caught crossing the border illegally in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, the sector would need a federal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country's. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Border Convictions: High Stakes, Unknown Price

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In the late 20th century, the Amur tiger was nearly hunted to the brink of extinction -- at one point, there were just 30 animals left in the wild. Above, an Amur tiger sits in the snow at a wildlife rehabilitation center. John Goodrich hide caption

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The True Story Of A Man-Eating Tiger's 'Vengeance'

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Awakening militiamen, former Sunni rebels who sided with U.S. soldiers against al-Qaida during Iraq's brutal insurgency, man a checkpoint in the northern city of Samarra on Aug. 21. The future of the Awakening is uncertain: They feel under threat as the U.S. withdraws its troops; many fear reprisals lie ahead. Mahmud Saleh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

U.S.-Aligned Sunni Fighters Under Threat In Iraq

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U.S.-Aligned Sunni Fighters Under Threat In Iraq

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Patti LuPone as Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy.. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Patti LuPone: Memoir Of A Broadway Diva

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Patti LuPone: Memoir Of A Broadway Diva

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