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Despite warnings from the Taliban that they would disrupt the poll with violence, voter turnout in Afghanistan has been good and the day mostly peaceful. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Sean Carberry about the presidential elections.
Dump trucks are carrying away piles of trash from Independence Square in Kiev. But this is not the end of the protests in the Maidan. People who've been camping there for months see it as a transition to the next stage.
The shooting this week at Fort Hood has raised questions about securing military bases and providing adequate mental health care for soldiers. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with reporter Kirk Siegler about the latest at Fort Hood.
People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.
Afghans voted for a new president Saturday, with only scattered violence. NPR'S Renee Montagne tells NPR's Scott Simon that the vote reflects the country's tug between tradition and modernity.
Syrian refugees have flooded into Lebanon since the war began. The UN said this week that 1 million refugees are now in the country. NPR's Scott Simon and Alice Fordham discuss the impact.