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The White House announced Monday that retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 24, will receive the medal of honor on June 19. He is the 15th recipient of the medal for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the eighth still alive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The White House announced Monday that retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 24, will receive the medal of honor on June 19. He is the 15th recipient of the medal for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the eighth still alive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Marine to Get Medal of Honor for Blocking Grenade

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alongside his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio.

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Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Attacks Across Afghanistan Kill at Least 5

Attacks across Afghanistan, including a suicide attack on a border police outpost in the country's south, killed at least five people Wednesday, authorities said.

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U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Officials: Al-Qaida Plots Comeback in Afghanistan

U.S. officials say al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as the allies have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak to the media during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House January 11, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak to the media during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House January 11, 2013 (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Obama Threatens Karzai with Full US Withdrawal

Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

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Fallen NJ Soldier Honored in Hometown

Residents in a northern New Jersey town paused to remember a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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RI National Guard Soldier From NJ Killed In Afghanistan

The Rhode Island National Guard says one of its Special Forces soldiers from New Jersey has died in combat in Afghanistan.

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General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (Getty Images)
General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (Getty Images)
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Top U.S. General Seeks Afghan Troops Deal By October

America's top general says he would like to see a security agreement with Afghanistan signed by October, which would give NATO enough time to prepare for a post-2014 military presence.

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Over 2,100 U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Since 2001

At least 2,112 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded in late 2001.

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White House: No Quick Call on Afghanistan Troops

The White House says the decision on how many U.S. troops to leave in Afghanistan won't be imminent. But it's leaving open the possibility the U.S. won't leave forces there after combat troops depart in 2014.

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U.S. Official: Taliban Ignoring Overtures to Talk

A senior U.S. official says the Taliban won't join talks with the United States because of a dispute over the name of its office in Qatar.

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