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Law
10:21 am
Thu June 25, 2015

In Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies Nationwide

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 11:01 am

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Back At Base
2:42 am
Fri May 29, 2015

On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

Sgt. Cassie McDole sits in an AAV.
Arezou Rezvani NPR

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 8:00 am

On the shores of California one recent morning, female Marines were heaving heavy chains to secure amphibious assault vehicles that soon would roll into the waves.

The exercise was one part of a yearlong experiment aimed at settling the question of whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat.

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Asia
5:34 am
Wed January 14, 2015

A Photoshopped Response Sticks Up For China's Plunging Necklines

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:48 am

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National Security
3:54 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 5:23 am

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Parallels
2:31 am
Wed April 30, 2014

An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60

Ahmad, who wouldn't give his last name, smokes heroin. He lives in a makeshift village filled with drug addicts called Kamar Kulagh, on the outskirts of the western Afghan city of Herat.
David P. Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 12:50 pm

Herat is one of the most graceful cities in Afghanistan. Its traditions go back to the Persian empire, with its exquisite blue and green glass, and its thriving poetry scene.

Now Herat is struggling with a darker side: drug addiction at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the country.

In a dusty ravine on the outskirts of the city, Ahmad, a scruffy 20-year-old, is striking a match to inhale heroin.

It's a simple act he repeats throughout his day — heating a dark slab of heroin paste smeared on a bit of foil so he can smoke it.

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