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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president; U.S. troops to stay put
Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president; U.S. troops to stay put

Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, ending a months-long election dispute with the first democratic transfer of power in the nation’s modern history. In his inaugural speech, Ghani pledged to fight corruption and called on the Taliban and its allies to join the political process and end more than a decade of war. But the occasion was marred by a Taliban suicide bombing elsewhere in the capital, underscoring the challenges Ghani will face. “I am your leader, but I am no better than you,” Ghani said, quoting Islam’s first caliph, Abu Bakr. “I err; hold me to account.” As one of its first acts, Ghani’s government was...

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