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10 killed in roadside bombings in Afghanistan

The deadliest attack Saturday happened in southern Kandahar province. Panjwayi district police chief Sultan Mohammad says a bomb struck a civilian car there, killing eight people.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve... Technically, their state still does not recognize gay marriages.

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Foreign Policy

Fixing the Afghan Election Mess

The direct phone call between Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah and U.S. President Barack Obama on July 8 brought a temporary respite in what is becoming a rapidly escalating electoral emergency.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

United Nations Mission in Afghanistan Proposes Audit of Presidential Election

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan proposed an additional audit of the preliminary results of the recent Afghan election.

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KLKN

French court convicts 9 in Afghan terror network

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KHOU-TV Houston

Judge challenges prosecutors on terror case claim

A federal judge preparing to sentence a British citizen for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan challenged prosecutors on their claim that his support extended to al-Qaida.

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Reuters

Taliban debate merits of Islamic State's caliphate announcement

The Afghan Taliban have urged Muslims to avoid extremism and remain united, a message apparently aimed at the Islamic State , which recently declared an Islamic caliphate in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Roadside bombing kills 7 Afghan police officers

Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of Ghor province, said Friday that the blast struck the officers as they traveled in Charsada district.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill 13

In the western province of Ghor, seven police officers died in the roadside bombing Thursday in Charsada district, provincial Gov. Sayed Anwar Rahmati said.

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ABC News

Separate Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan Kill 13

A roadside bombing targeting police officers and an attack on a convoy of de-miners killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan, authorities said Friday, separate attacks blamed on the Taliban ahead of foreign troops withdrawing from the country.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Montgomery Advertiser

Richard David Malloey, center, in Afghanistan

Prattville soldier home from Afghanistan Prattville's Richard David Mallory recently returned from Afghanistan Check out this story on montgomeryadvertiser.com: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/progress-millbrook/2014/07/10/soldier-comes-home/12481369/ Richard David Mallory's mother Brenda said she counted the months, weeks and ... (more)

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The Lebanon Daily News

10 Things to Know for Friday

In this photo taken July 1, 2014, two-year-old Adriana Ortez holds her stuffed animal, as she and her mother, Dayana Ortez, of El Salvador, wait to board a bus leaving the city bus station in McAllen, Texas.

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Daily Times

Afghanistan at a - critical moment' in transition: US : July 11, 2014,

Fears have grown that Afghanistan could see a return to the ethnic bloodshed of its 1992-1996 civil war in the aftermath of the June 14 run-off vote.

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The Washington Post

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year.

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Bradenton.com

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

This June 14, 2014 file photo shows an Afghan election worker counting ballots at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Military brass backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant who was a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years.

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The Leaf-Chronicle

Pentagon decries new Bergdahl photo as propaganda

WASHINGTON a?? The photo of a smiling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posted to a Twitter account by a Taliban sympathizer is being dismissed by the Pentagon as "100% propaganda."

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Lifestyles

Tug-of-war between minister, military brass delayed Afghanistan memorial date

A memorial for Canadians killed in Afghanistan is making its way across Canada this summer and fall, but only after a drawn-out struggle inside the department over how and when to commemorate the mission.

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Tri-cityherald.com

A rare look inside Pakistan's militant haven

The destroyed buildings were testament to the ferocity of a government operation to clear this area in northwestern Pakistan of extremists.

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