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Sean Carberry

Sean Carberry appears in the following:

Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year โ€” that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.

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Afghan Police Suffer Uptick In Casualty Numbers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As western military forces withdraw from Afghanistan, Afghan security forces are coming under increasing pressure. About 9,000 have been killed in the last two years, mostly on the police side.

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Why Divers In Bonaire Are So Eager To Kill The Beautiful Lionfish

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bonaire is a scuba diver's paradise in the Caribbean. But the invasive lionfish is gobbling up smaller fish that protect the reef. The island is now teaching divers how to spear the lionfish.

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Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.

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With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Marines have departed their biggest base in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. This will be one of the main proving grounds for the Afghan army.

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With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For most of 2014, Afghanistan was suffering from economic paralysis as its presidential election teetered on the brink of collapse. The inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani eased tensions and buoyed optimism that business will turn around.

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Refugees Find Afghanistan Less Than Hospitable

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Currently, there are about 100 refugees living in Afghanistan. But the country has no asylum laws, and the refugees are fighting for legal status or resettlement elsewhere.

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Presidential Rivals In Afghanistan End Dispute

Monday, September 22, 2014

A power-sharing deal announced over the weekend ends the long dispute over who will lead Afghanistan. Afghan election officials announced that Ashraf Ghani is the country's next president.

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Afghan Presidential Rivals End Dispute โ€” And A Long Election Season

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The top two presidential candidates in Afghanistan shake hands and sign a power-sharing deal, ending months of bitter disputes over who will succeed Hamid Karzai.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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As A U.S. War Winds Down, Afghans Look For A Way Out

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Applications are soaring for a special U.S. visa program for Afghans. But many applicants don't qualify and are trying to bluff, bribe or buy their way in.

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Futuristic 'Bone Clocks' Encompasses A Strange, Rich World Of Soul-Stealers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

David Mitchell's latest fantasy is an odyssey into the dark side, spanning from 1984 to 2043. It's about a teenager who runs away from her London home and becomes prey to a ghastly gang of mystics.

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Romanian Hub Used By U.S. Military Is In A Strategic Location

Friday, September 05, 2014

There are 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 20,000 will head home shortly. Millions of them transited in and out through a base in Kyrgyzstan, until the government there didn't renew the lease.

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.

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Process Determining Next Afghan President Is Fraught With Delays

Friday, August 22, 2014

Afghan and international monitors are muddling through an audit of all the ballots cast, and the two candidates are trying to come to agreement on the terms of a national unity government.

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Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg was forced to leave Afghanistan after officials called one of his recent stories a threat to national security.

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Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President

Monday, August 11, 2014

The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who the winner is or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a firsthand look at the slow-motion vote count.

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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A Beautiful Book, Whether Or Not It Makes You 'Happy'

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Eleanor Davis' gorgeous new How to Be Happy doesn't actually tell you how to be happy; rather, it dramatizes the promise of happiness, and the funny and tragic effects that follow on from it.

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