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Eusebio and I


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While I was a correspondent in Havana, I worked out of a beautiful building called the Lonja de Comercio. It was in Old Havana, a neighborhood that was in constant renovation. A famed Cuban historian named Eusebio Leal headed the restoration efforts. I had seen him and shook his hand a few times. I had

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Fall of Kunduz


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The provincial capital of Kunduz was back in the news this week after the Taliban regained control of the city. Kunduz was the first major city to fall to U.S.-backed Northern Alliance troops in November 2001. Now, nearly 14 years later, the Taliban is back in control. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told reporters that security forces were staging a

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Journalism, Portfolio

No more ink-stained fingers


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When I went hunting for my first newspaper job, I carried a dark brown leather portfolio. A meager selection of my stories and photos were inside. In those early days, I saved every story I wrote, evidence I really was a full-time staff writer, paid to do something I loved. And if a story was good enough, I cut it

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