NATO Summit Opens in Chicago

    US President Barack Obama, left, makes his way toward Air Force One on May 19, 2012 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama was headed to his home town of Chicago to host the NATO Summit.

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    President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be among the world leaders gathering in Chicago Sunday for a NATO summit meeting on the war in Afghanistan. Topics of conversation will include preparations for elections in Afghanistan in 2014, when Karzai has said that he will not run for reelection after his term ends. For the moment, NATO peacekeeping forces are scheduled to leave the country in conjunction with the elections two years from now. The leaders of more than 50 countries were greeted by masses of protesters in Chicago, including members of the Occupy movement who accused police Saturday of hitting a demonstrator with a van.

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