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Discipline Promised For The Dozens Cheating Missileers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses the Air Force's response to widespread cheating by nuclear missile operators on their monthly proficiency tests.
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As Soldiers Return, Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.
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Take It From A Local: The Tale Of How Turkey, Texas, Got Its Name

There is no shortage of colorful town names in Texas. We explore the story behind one of them — Turkey, Texas — with a local named Don Turner, a volunteer at the Bob Wills Museum.
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The Saga Of The Civil Rights Act, An Idea Whose Time Came 50 Years Ago

Author Todd Purdum talks about his book documenting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislative maneuvering behind it and the people who steered the bill to passage.
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Washington Landslide Takes A Grim — And Fluctuating — Toll

The official death toll from the Washington State mudslide now stands at 24, with dozens of people still listed as missing. At one point, there were more than 170 unaccounted for.
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South Dallas 40: Below The River, A Population Left To Decay

While much of Dallas has benefited from a wave of development, South Dallas has not. The predominately African-American neighborhood has been losing population and viability.
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In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings corrects the record, describing the city's lively arts and culture.
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QUIZ: The Strange Town Names Of Texas

Kermit, Texas, (pop. 5,708) is just one of many oddly named towns in Texas. Can you identify them all?
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Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

An injured leg can cause so much pain that some wounded veterans consider amputation. A brace invented at an Army medical center in Texas is getting them up and running again.
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Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad

Tony Dokoupil's father was once busted for distributing enough marijuana "to roll a joint for every college-age person in America." In The Last Pirate, Dokoupil reflects on his dad's time as a dealer.

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