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New Claims Link Fort Detrick To Cancer Victims

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When doctors told Randy White his daughter's cancer was most likely caused by environmental factors, he began to question the area where she lived -- not far from Fort Detrick. That's where ground water chemical contamination, and the testing of Agent Orange back in the '60s led many to suspect the facility was the source of high rates of cancer in the area.

In the past four years, White has spent nearly $500,000 of his own money to find out what happened and why. Today he says he's found a confirmed link between the cancer clusters and the facility.

"Two of the experts came back and said this: that the footprints from the dioxin from the blood samples taken from victims lead back to Fort Detrick," he says.

Fort Detrick has admitted that the Army tested Agent Orange on base. But officials say they don't have information about exactly how much was used and where.


'Black Mirror' Is Back, Reflecting Our Technological Fears

The Peabody Award-winning series returns for a third season, with six new episodes picking apart our fear of — and dependence on — technology. And it's more consistently compelling than ever.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.
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The Politics Hour - October 21, 2016

Virginia’s online voter registration will be extended after a system crash. Montgomery County keeps Marriott headquarters local with big incentives. And Washington D.C. dukes it out with Washington state over their shared moniker.


Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

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