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NATO's New Secretary General Makes First Visit To Kabul

Pakistan's Army chief was also in Kabul visiting newly-sworn-in President Ashraf Ghani, who has been making a concerted effort to mend fences with international leaders.

'Daily Show', 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.

U.S. Military Response To Ebola Gains Momentum In Liberia

The number of U.S. troops fighting Ebola in West Africa is set to increase dramatically this month, and the first two field hospitals erected by U.S. troops in Liberia will open in the coming days.

How Does Destroying Fish Compare To Shredding Documents, Legally?

A Supreme Court case argued Wednesday is about obstruction of justice and fish. The prosecution says the law used to convict its client only bars document destruction. The justices aren't so sure.

Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

Brazil has more law schools the rest of the world combined and more lawyers per capita than the U.S. But there's a huge legal backlog: One department of five judges is now handling 1.6 million cases.

49ers Running Back Retires From NFL, Without Playing A Snap

Running back Marcus Lattimore, 23, retired from the NFL Wednesday. He says he chose a higher quality of life, citing a lingering knee injury. Lattimore reportedly has a $1.7 million insurance policy.

Obama Cites 'A Moment For Reflection' In Election Results

Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says he's not "mopey" over the trouncing Democrats endured but rather energized.

Banks Reluctant To Use 'White Hat' Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

High-tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven't drawn much interest from major banks.

Taylor Swift, Platinum Party Of One

Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, sold 1.287 million copies its first week alone, making it the first album released in 2014 to go platinum. The last musician to go platinum in a week? Taylor Swift.