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Political party: Kerry recognizes correspondent's birthday on flight from Kabul to Paris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presents a birthday cake to CBS correspondent Margaret Brennan on his flight from Kabul to Paris on March 26. Kerry held a second round of talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Tuesday after the two put on a public show of unity in a bid to repair damaged ties.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presents a birthday cake to CBS correspondent Margaret Brennan on his flight from Kabul to Paris on March 26. Kerry held a second round of talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Tuesday after the two put on a public show of unity in a bid to repair damaged ties.Jason Reed / AFP - Getty Images

By Andrea Mitchell and Jamieson Lesko, NBC News

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has infuriated U.S. officials with anti-American rhetoric, on Monday denied suggesting that the U.S. was colluding with the Taliban to convince Afghans that foreign forces were needed in the country beyond 2014.

In a joint news briefing with Secretary of State John Kerry, Karzai said the media misinterpreted comments he made during a visit by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on March 10.

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