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A NATO soldier aims his weapon during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April. NATO is holding a summit in Chicago this weekend, and discussing the future of the alliance is on the agenda. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Europe

Not Your Cold War NATO: Alliance To Examine Itself

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Not Your Cold War NATO: Alliance To Examine Itself

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Afghanistan is struggling to develop its court system, and public trials are still relatively rare. Here, an Afghan man named Mahmood (standing, right) listens to a court judge during his trial in the western city of Herat on Jan. 24. He had photos of NATO bases in Afghanistan and was sentenced to 16 years for spying for Iran. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Justice: A Brief Trial, A Lengthy Sentence

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A natural gas drilling rig's lights shimmer in the evening light near Silt, Colo. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

Fracking's Methane Trail: A Detective Story

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Fracking's Methane Trail: A Detective Story

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Chuck Brown, known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," shown in 1987. David Corio/Redferns hide caption

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The Record

Remembering Go-Go Legend Chuck Brown

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Remembering Go-Go Legend Chuck Brown

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet Orlando Morel reviews a logbook in the generator room aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle on June 23. Morel was 6 years old when he and his mother were rescued by the Coast Guard while leaving Haiti. Morel graduated Wednesday from the academy in New London, Conn. NyxoLyno Cangemi/AP hide caption

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A Haitian Boy Rescued At Sea, Now A U.S. Coast Guard Grad

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Dried beans and legumes are healthy and cheap. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How To Make Healthy Eating Easier On The Wallet? Change The Calculation

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Those who've tried it say fake chicken salad looks and tastes like the real thing. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Betting Better Fake Chicken Meat Will Be As Good As The Real Thing

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People walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

'Dire Consequences' If Greece Exits Euro

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'Dire Consequences' If Greece Exits Euro

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Israeli soldiers stand in front of Palestinian and foreign activists during a demonstration on the 64th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel, at the Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus, West Bank, on Tuesday. APAimages/Rex Features/AP hide caption

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Middle East

After Palestinian Prison Deal, A Push For Nonviolence

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After Palestinian Prison Deal, A Push For Nonviolence

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Kotzebue, Alaska, is a remote arctic community of some 3,000 people. Alaska public health official Dr. Michael Cooper says that when he worked here three years ago, he occasionally saw patients with classic symptoms of tuberculosis — but he failed to make the connection. J. Stephen Conn/flickr hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Alaska Targets An Old Foe: Tuberculosis

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Alaska Targets An Old Foe: Tuberculosis

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Students and seniors discussed Claude Monet's Sunset at Pourville during a recent visit to the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C. The Kreeger Museum hide caption

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Fine Art

A Museum Visit For Art Lovers With Alzheimer's

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A Museum Visit For Art Lovers With Alzheimer's

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