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  1. Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Sparks Controversy

    Many were surprised to hear that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been released by the Taliban in Afghanistan last Saturday. The case has generated controversy all week, from Republicans questioning the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees that enabled the swap to questions about whether Bergdahl was captured while trying to desert. He reportedly had a history of disappearing from his post and returning later. President Obama has defended the decision to free the 28-year-old, who is currently recovering at a military medical facility in Germany.

    Sources: NYT, Washington Post, BBC

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