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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.
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With Limited U.S. Troops, Afghan Forces Take The Brunt In Fight Against Taliban

Renee Montagne talks with U.S. Army General John Campbell, about how Afghan forces are faring against the Taliban now that they are fighting combat missions largely on their own.
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Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.
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He Calmed Kandahar. But At What Cost?

Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq has imposed control on the city where the Taliban were born. He's been praised by the U.S. and the Afghan leadership, but his forces have also been accused of human rights abuses.
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New Fears Among Afghanistan's Minority Hazara Community

In a prisoner swap this week, a militant group released 19 of 31 Afghan Hazara men kidnapped in February. The kidnapping raised fears in this minority community of being targeted in sectarian attacks.
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The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

John Sopko says the Afghans still do a poor job of managing the billions they get from the U.S. and he has documented the abuses. Still, he supports the ongoing U.S. efforts there.
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Pakistan Steps Up Pressure On Afghan Taliban

On a visit to Afghanistan, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif openly condemned the behavior of the Taliban. We examine what's behind the change in rhetoric.
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Afghan Army Makes Progress; Will Government Services Follow?

Afghans are now in charge of the fight against the Taliban. But many civilians remain frustrated over a lack of basic services like water and electricity, which may still fuel support for extremists.
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Judge Sentences 4 Afghan Men To Death For Mob Killing Of Woman

Four Afghans have been sentenced to death over the mob attack that led to the death of a 28-year-old woman who was accused of burning the Quran.
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In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

An Afghan judge convicted and sentenced 4 men to death for their role in the mob killing of a woman in March. The judge sentenced 8 defendants to 16 years in prison and dropped charges against 18.

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