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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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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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Obama Lays Out His Plan To Have Telecoms Store Call Data

The president is asking Congress to work with him on a plan to have communications companies hold "metadata." He wants government investigators to have access to the information with court approval.
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Air Force To Release Results Of Cheating Probe

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Lt. General Stephen Wilson report Thursday on the results of an investigation involving aobut 100 nuclear missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base.
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Unanimous Jury Convicts Al-Qaida Propagandist In Manhattan

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a top propagandist for al-Qaida, has been convicted. The verdict supports the Obama administration's claim that federal criminal courts are ready to hear terrorism cases.
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Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Convicted Of Conspiring To Kill Americans

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was found guilty in Manhattan federal court. He served as a spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.
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The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.
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Out Of White House And Congress, Two Proposals To Change NSA Practices

House Republicans are proposing a limit on the National Security Agency's phone records program. President Obama also repeated support for having phone companies keep the records, rather than the NSA.
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For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.

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