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Kerry Swoops Into Afghanistan Amid Election Deadlock

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on Friday (July 11) to discuss the outcome of last month's run-off election. Abdullah's camp rejected preliminary results of the election as a "coup" against the people, putting him on a dangerous collision course with his rival, Ashraf Ghani, who won the June 14 second round with 56.44 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

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