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Karzai Urges Pakistan To Reconcile With Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting neighboring Pakistan to ask that nation's prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, to support peace talks with the Taliban and eliminate militant strongholds on the border.

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Julie McCarthy has spent most of career traveling the world for NPR. She's covered wars, prime ministers, presidents and paupers. But her favorite stories "are about the common man or woman doing uncommon things," she says.