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The Taliban's Role Post Karzai

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Afghan men line up outside a polling station to cast their ballots, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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As Afghan President Hamid Karzai heads into retirement, former World Bank exec Ashraf Ghani & opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah are vying to replace him. Will Karzai's successor reduce his influence? What does this means for the U.S. & the Taliban?