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59 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Afghan market bombing kills 6

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a bombing in a northern market has killed six people, including a young girl. Sonatullah Timor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial government, says the attack on Thursday was aimed at a police car but that the police escaped unharmed. He says the attack wounded 26 people, including children. He says the ...

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JUL 21, 2014 - BBC

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Medal of Honor for Afghanistan hero

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a soldier who single-handedly fended off a Taliban attack after his comrades were killed or relocated.

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JUL 21, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine ...

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JUL 21, 2014 - NPR

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In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone

President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. It's the nation's highest medal for valor. Pitts single-handedly fought off a Taliban assault in Afghanistan back in 2008.

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JUL 21, 2014 - The Week

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Army sergeant who held off Taliban attack receives Medal of Honor

On Monday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Ryan Pitts, a former Army sergeant who held off Taliban fighters in northeastern Afghanistan.Pitts held his ground during 2008's Battle of Wanat, even after being hit by grenade shrapnel in one arm and both of his legs. He will be the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor, ...

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