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The Death Toll for Afghan Forces Is Secret. Here’s Why.

The Death Toll for Afghan Forces Is Secret. Here’s Why. Image A member of the Afghan National Army training with United States Army soldiers in Helmand Province in 2016. The Afghan government keeps casualty rates among its security forces a secret, along with information on attrition and recruitment.CreditCreditAdam Ferguson for ...

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Kim Jong-un Met With Xi Jinping in Secret Beijing Visit

BEIJING — North Korea’s enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-un, made an unannounced visit to Beijing, meeting with President Xi Jinping weeks before planned summit meetings with American and South Korean leaders, Chinese and North Korean state news media reported on Wednesday. The visit amounted to Mr. Kim’s international debut: It ...

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The Dirty Secret of California’s Cannabis: It’s Dirty

This is a story about marijuana that begins in a drawer of dead birds. In the specimen collections of the California Academy of Sciences, curator Jack Dumbacher picks up a barred owl—so named for the stripes than run across its chest—and strokes its feathers. It looks like a healthy enough ...

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Secret Life of Tweets Undoes Celebrated Voice of French Suburbs

By ADAM NOSSITER March 3, 2017 PARIS — He and his writing partner were the toast of the Left Bank, published and celebrated by the prestigious and chic. They were praised as authentic voices from France’s troubled suburbs, articulate and poetic chroniclers of the immigrant youth experience. Barely into their 20s, Mehdi ...

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Facebook to Add ‘Secret Conversations’ to Messenger App

By MIKE ISAAC July 8, 2016 MENLO PARK, Calif. — Two years ago, Messenger, a photo and text messaging service, appeared to be almost an afterthought at Facebook, the social networking giant. Messenger often took a back seat to the limelight enjoyed by WhatsApp, the messaging app that Facebook had bought for ...

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