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Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

The resignations coincided with a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as the new administration carries out a review of its Afghanistan policy. Friday's attack was the deadliest in years.

Road Warrior, Not So Fast: 12-Year-Old Australian Drives 800 Miles Solo

Police say the boy was on a cross-country trip, from his home in Kendall on the east coast to Perth on the opposite coast. He got about a third of the way before he was pulled over.

North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint

North Korea is threatening to sink a U.S. Navy strike group that's led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. The regime has also reportedly detained a U.S. citizen.

Beyond Sexual Harassment, Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal

For the Murdochs, who control Fox News as part of a larger media empire, getting rid of Bill O'Reilly is a move to regain full control of the European broadcasting giant Sky in a $14.6 billion deal.

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Germany's Far-Right Party Picks Leaders Ahead Of September Elections

Germany's anti-immigrant party, the AfD, is in turmoil after its most prominent politician Frauke Petry dropped out of the upcoming German parliamentary elections.

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Corruption Limits Security In Afghanistan, Ex-State Department Officer Says

Let's examine the political side of the security equation in Afghanistan. To discuss U.S. strategy, Rachel Martin talks to Kael Weston, ex-political adviser to Marine units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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North Korea Detains American Citizen In Pyongyang

North Korea detained a dual nationality South Korean-American as he prepared to board a plane at Pyongyang's airport. It brings the number of Americans known to be in North Korean custody to three.

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Macron And Le Pen Advance To Runoff In France

France held the first round of presidential voting on Sunday. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and rightist Marine Le Pen are headed to the second round on May 7.

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Is The Afghan War Going To Be Another Vietnam For The U.S.?

Rachel Martin talks to Chris Kolenda, a former senior adviser to the Defense Department, about the failures of the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, and how it risks becoming another Vietnam.

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News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections

The White House hopes lawmakers show movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan. And, 2 French presidential candidates will be in a runoff next month.

Week In The News: Hillary Makes History, Modi Meets Congress, Remembering 'The Greatest'

June 10, 2016

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Israel Imposes Restrictions In Response To Tel Aviv Attack

June 9, 2016
The scene of a shooting attack is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing three people and wounding at least five others, Israel police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheine

Authorities say two West Bank Palestinians carried out the attack, which targeted a crowded tourist district.

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

June 9, 2016
Mitch Zuckoff is author of "13 Hours." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

June 9, 2016
Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

Global Pushback On American I.T. Giants

June 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

BU Prof: Cities Are ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Efforts To Address Climate Change

June 9, 2016

Anthony Janetos, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, tells us that “cities can do a lot, but they can’t do everything” when it comes to climate change issues.

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

June 8, 2016
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in the Oval Office at the White House on June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

Mayor Walsh Heads Back To Boston From Beijing Trip To Discuss Climate Issues

June 8, 2016

Boston was held up as an example for leaders of both American and Chinese cities attending the summit.

Istanbul Bombing Marks 4th Major Attack In The City This Year

June 7, 2016
A bomb attack targeted Turkish police in a central Istanbul district on June 7, 2016, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT television reported. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

A car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 11 and injuring at least three dozen more.

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

June 7, 2016
Minerva Institute executive chairman Senator Bob Kerrey speaks during the Columnist coversation at the New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

Africa, America And Yaa Gyasi's 'Homegoing'

June 7, 2016

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

The U.S. And India As Modi Visits Washington

June 7, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits Washington. We’ll look at an Obama favorite and the complicated U.S.-India relationship.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 7, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Iran Increases Oil Exports At Faster-Than-Expected Rate

June 6, 2016
An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010. ( ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran is partnering with Asian and European supertankers to get its product out after sanctions were lifted in January.

Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?

June 6, 2016
People queue to cast their ballot during a referendum on May 18, 2014 in Bulle, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Swiss voters rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment.

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

June 6, 2016
NPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2016. (Michael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal)

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

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