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A Tour Of The Tragedy In Washington Mudslide Zone

As rescue efforts continue at the site of the mudslide in Washington, reporters are being allowed into the mudslide zone. Among them was Northwest News Network's Tom Banse, and he offers this report.
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Air Force Roots Out Cheaters In Ranks — As Well As Why They Did It

The Air Force has implicated some 100 officers in a cheating scandal at U.S. nuclear missile bases. Its investigation has found an issue: Officers often feel pressure to achieve near-perfect scores.
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The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.
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9 Missile Commanders Fired, Others Disciplined In Air Force Scandal

The actions stem from a scandal over cheating on proficiency exams at the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
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Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds 6 Million

That means the White House reached its revised enrollment goal for the first year the Affordable Care Act was in full effect.
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Texas Judge Orders State To Reveal Source Of Execution Drug

Texas has argued it needs to keep its supplier secret because its previous supplier received threats and stopped selling them the sedative used in the execution cocktail.
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Mudslide Volunteers: 'We're Going In Whether You Let Us Or Not'

Search efforts continue in the tiny community that was devastated on Saturday. Officials warn that the death toll, now at 25, is likely to go up substantially.
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Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Sanctions On Russia

The House and Senate have passed versions of a bill to grant $1 billion in loan guarantees to Kiev and impose economic penalties on Moscow for Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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James Schlesinger, Who Held Cabinet Posts And Led CIA For 17 Weeks, Dies

Beginning with Nixon, he served three presidents in Cabinet-level positions and was regarded as a "hawkish and erudite" thinker on economics and national security. Schlesinger was 85.
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Marathon Training Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Men

Marathons are increasingly popular with people who will never cross the finish line in under three hours. But do recreational runners benefit from the intense training? Researchers in Boston say yes.

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