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  1. White House Is Reportedly Pursuing Direct Talks With TalibanWith the push for Afghan-led talks stalled, the U.S. aims to jump-start the process by giving in on the Taliban’s demand for bilateral negotiations.
  2. Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills DozensIt’s the second high-profile assault claimed by the Taliban in recent days.
  3. crime
    What to Know About the Former Taliban Hostage Charged With Sexual AssaultJoshua Boyle has been arrested, just months after he was freed from Pakistan.
  4. politics
    Freed Taliban Hostage Thought Captors Were Joking About Trump PresidencyJoshua Boyle and his family were rescued after spending five years being held captive by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
  5. The Taliban Launched a Lifestyle Magazine to Recruit WomenIt includes an editorial urging women to hold “gatherings” with “like-minded sisters.”
  6. 4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack on NATO Base in AfghanistanThe Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
  7. Reports: Afghan Taliban Leader Killed in U.S. Air StrikeThe targeting of Mullah Mansour is the U.S. military’s most significant strike on Pakistani soil since the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.
  8. The Chain Gang
    Taliban Fighters Are Unimpressed With McDonald’s Food“We live in the rough, tough mountainous areas and need energy and power to fight against the enemy.”
  9. U.S. Soldier Killed, Two More Wounded, in Taliban FirefightAs of Tuesday morning, the rescue helicopter remains grounded.
  10. NYPD Detective Killed by Taliban Suicide Bomber in AfghanistanFive other American soldiers were killed by a motorcycle bomb on Monday.
  11. Obama May Leave U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Through the End of His PresidencyAmerica’s longest war looks like it will extend its run.
  12. Congress Proudly Condemns Bergdahl Swap Instead of Voting on Real LegislationThey’re shouting it from the rooftops. 
  13. Taliban’s Latest U.S. Hostage Is a Military Dog, Taliban SaysPoor thing.
  14. birthdays
    Malala Yousafzai’s Sweet New York SixteenThe U.N. declared it an international holiday.
  15. Pakistan Gunmen Kill Ten Foreign Tourists, Including One AmericanA Taliban group says it’s retaliation for U.S. drone strikes.
  16. Afghan Corpse-Urinating Marine Pleads Guilty, Will Have Rank ReducedIt’s a much lighter sentence than the judge wanted.
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    Malala Leaves Hospital, Will Live in U.K.Due back soon for reconstructive surgery.
  18. 15-year-old of the yaer
    Malala Yousafzai: Don’t Name School for MeThe Time Person of the Year finalist doesn’t want to endanger other students.
  19. Angelina: ‘We All Are Malala,’ Including My KidsShe wrote an article about the Pakistani teen.
  20. terrible
    Fourteen-Year-Old Pakistani Activist Shot by TalibanMalala Yousafzai was outspoken about girls’ education rights. 
  21. Taliban Targets Prince Harry in Attack on Afghan BaseTwo U.S. Marines were killed.
  22. NPR Intern Plagiarized Story About Witnessing Taliban ExecutionThe summer of journalistic embarrassments rages on.
  23. U.S. Strategic Release Program Trades Insurgents for Information, Vow of Peace The U.S. has released an unspecified but reportedly low number of detainees in this fashion.
  24. Explosion Shakes Kabul After Obama Visit [Updated]President Obama left prior to the blast that killed at least six.
  25. Taliban Commander Wanted $100 Reward for Turning Himself InClearly the man is an imbecile.”
  26. Taliban Kick Off Their Spring Offensive With Explosions and a Prison Breakout In Kabul, attacked embassies; in Pakistan, nearly 400 inmates freed.
  27. Rick Perry Defends Marines Who Urinated on Taliban CorpsesObviously 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes.”
  28. CNN Analyst Dana Loesch Wants ‘A Million Cool Points’ for Peeing SoldiersThe conservative commentator had some extreme words on the incident during her radio show.
  29. Taliban Handling Corpse Urination Video Surprisingly WellThey hardly seem surprised, really.
  30. Video Allegedly Shows Marines Peeing on Taliban CorpsesUgh. 
  31. The Taliban Is Getting an Official Office in QatarA “peace mission.”
  32. Make It Stop, Herman CainHe says the Taliban is involved in the Libyan government.
  33. Taliban Suicide Bombing Kills Thirteen Americans in KabulThe attack marks the biggest loss of American life in Kabul in years.
  34. NATO and the Taliban Are Bickering Over Twitter NowNow this is the way to fight a war.
  35. Even the Taliban Is Getting HackedEveryone will be hacked from now on.
  36. Taliban on Car Bomb in Pakistan That Injured Ten: ‘We Had Warned That We Will Avenge the Martyrdom of Osama’Here we go.
  37. Suicide Attack Kills at Least 82 Soldiers in PakistanWas it retaliation for Osama bin Laden’s death?
  38. Taliban Acknowledges Bin Laden’s Death, As It Continues Attacking KandaharAl Qaeda also acknowledged bin Laden’s death.
  39. osama bin killed
    As Americans Rejoice in Bin Laden Death, Allies Worry About What’s NextFrom Afghanistan to Britain, there are concerns.
  40. Taliban Dug a Tunnel to Help 500 Prisoners Escape From Afghanistan JailSecond major prison break here in three years.
  41. Gates: NATO Forces in Afghanistan Facing ‘Acid Test’And not the fun kind.
  42. U.S. Prepares Plan to Get ‘Out’ of Afghanistan by 2014“Iraq is a pretty decent blueprint for how to transition in Afghanistan.”
  43. The Obama Administration Is Ruining the Taliban’s Summer 2011 PlansWe’re not really leaving Afghanistan for a few more years.
  44. Is the Taliban Winning?American intelligence and military give a bleak picture of the war in Afghanistan.
  45. Hamid Karzai’s Aide: Oh, You Thought He Meant Secret ‘Talks’ With the Taliban?Don’t even worry about whether anyone will be sitting behind tables.
  46. Taliban Members Hiding in Pakistan Get NATO Escort to Peace TalksIt’s probably nice to get away from those drones for a couple of days.
  47. Taliban and Karzai in Preliminary Talks to Negotiate End to Afghan War, Sources SayTaliban is “very, very serious about finding a way out.”
  48. Faisal Shahzad’s Secret Chat With the Taliban, RevealedOn the night of the failed car bombing, Shahzad talked to his Taliban handler online. This is what he said.
  49. Petraeus Says Florida Church’s Planned Koran Burning Plays Into the Taliban’s HandsIt is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems.”
  50. Trove of Secret Military Documents Offers Grim Picture of Afghan WarWikiLeaks behind “one of the biggest leaks in U.S. military history.”
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