Kerry in Afghanistan meets with candidates

July 12, 2014 2:08 PM

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Kerry in Afghanistan meets with candidates

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation’s elections.

The prolonged uncertainty about the outcome of a runoff has jeopardized a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year’s end.

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