Hundreds of Afghan Evacuees Fleeing Taliban Arrive in U.S.

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Hundreds of Afghans who applied for a special immigrant visa to come to the United States have been bused to an army base in Virginia where they will be staying for a week. These Afghans risked their lives to help the United States and now fear retribution from the Taliban if they stay in Afghanistan. NBC News’ Courtney Kube reports.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC

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Hundreds of Afghan Evacuees Fleeing Taliban Arrive in U.S.

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