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U.N. on call to tackle Afghan election crisis

Posted: June 21, 2014 at 3:29 a.m.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A proposal for the United Nations to mediate a crisis over allegations of election fraud gained momentum Friday as President Hamid Karzai backed the idea and the U.N. said it stood ready to help.

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