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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Karachi’s Airport To Reopen One Day After Terrorist Attack

By Bill Chappell

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One day after being the scene of a terrorist attack that left at least 23 people dead, the largest airport in Pakistan is slated to reopen Monday. Gunmen attacked Karachi's international airport Sunday night; several explosions were reported in the fighting that followed.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 05, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Bergdahl’s Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

By Bill Chappell

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Hailey, Idaho: A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl outside Zaney's coffee shop, where Bergdahl worked as a teenager. A rally celebrating his return home has been canceled, after organizers received threats of protests and hate ma

The news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from five years of captivity had been welcomed as a reason to celebrate in Hailey, Idaho. But organizers of a rally held in Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the U.S. deal with the Taliban that freed him.

Categories: Military



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Administration Defends Bowe Bergdahl’s Release Amid Criticism

By Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama, Jani Bergdahl and Bob Bergdahl speak during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 31 about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

President Obama today [Tuesday] defended the deal under which Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for high-level Taliban prisoners, saying his administration had consulted with Congress over a possible trade. And, he dismissed questions about how Bergdahl was captured by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan in June 2009.

Categories: Government, Military



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