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Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, a Taliban leader, is Afghanistan's interim defense minister. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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We visited a Taliban leader's compound to examine his vision for Afghanistan

On the day a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of al-Qaida in Afghanistan, NPR sat down for an interview with the man in charge of the country's defense.

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Monkeypox: The myths, misconceptions — and facts — about how you catch it

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Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, a Taliban leader, is Afghanistan's interim defense minister. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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We visited a Taliban leader's compound to examine his vision for Afghanistan

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President Biden speaks from the White House balcony on Monday, announcing that a U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri over the weekend. Jim Watson/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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What Biden's low approval ratings and high-profile wins could mean for the midterms

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The job market got even better, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economy

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