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Sean Carberry

Sean Carberry appears in the following:

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

One of the most heralded "success stories" of post-Taliban Afghanistan has been the growth of its independent media. Afghan and international news organizations in Afghanistan have largely enjoyed press freedoms rivaling those of many Western nations.

But today's expulsion of New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg calls into question how ...

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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

Afghans live in one of the world's poorest countries — but you wouldn't know that from their lavish wedding ceremonies. Families sell possessions and borrow money to rent expensive wedding halls for hundreds of guests. This wedding culture is part of the reason there's been a boom in women's ...

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

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Lies! Deceit and rank mendacity! Eleanor Davis promises what current pop music insists is perfectly possible — that you can be happy — and then she doesn't deliver. Instead she draws comics full of hilarious surrealism, gut-tugging tropes and eloquent despair. How dare she?

Actually, for anyone unfamiliar with Davis' ...

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Kerry's Afghan Visit Smooths Disputed Election

Friday, August 08, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan for the second time in less than a month. The two presidential candidates have agreed to resolve the disputed election and set an inauguration date.

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The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Afghan soldier who fatally shot a U.S. major general on Tuesday had no sympathy for the Taliban, and his motives for the shooting are far from clear, according to his fellow soldiers.

Afghan officials have identified the attacker as Rafiqullah, who, like many Afghans, goes by one name. He ...

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Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 other soldiers — including a German brigadier general — were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire o...

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Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election

Sunday, August 03, 2014

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The Latest Stop On Jazz Singer Somi's Journey

Sunday, August 03, 2014

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Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.

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Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.

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Early Vote Tallies Speed The Sparring Between Afghan Candidates

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Preliminary voting tallies in the Afghan presidential election, released Monday, did little to ease a brewing political crisis. The losing candidate continued to claim fraud, declarin...

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Afghan Election Numbers Come With A Warning: Results Not Final

Monday, July 07, 2014

More than three weeks after a runoff vote in Afghanistan's presidential elections, preliminary results have been released. Candidate Ashraf Ghani has a wide lead, but audits are yet to come.

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Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

Monday, July 07, 2014

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.

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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.

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