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The Long Walk To Defuse A Ticking Bomb

If you've seen the film The Hurt Locker, you probably remember a scene where a bomb defuser in an 80-pound Kevlar suit takes the long walk to extinguish an unexploded bomb. Brian Castner spent years as an explosive ordinance disposal officer in the U.S. Air Force, and knows that long walk well.
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Documents Show FBI Kept Tabs On Stalin's Daughter After Defection

Lana Peters, who died last year, defected to the U.S. in 1967. The Associated Press, citing newly declassified documents, says the FBI was trying to gauge how the former Svetlana Alliluyeva's defection was affecting international relations.
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What's The Big Idea? Pentagon Agency Backs Student Tinkerers To Find Out

The Pentagon's research agency, DARPA, played key roles in developing the Internet and GPS. Now it's investing money in high school hackerspaces, where students gather to come up with high-tech ideas — like a bicycle that generates electricity.
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Maritial Fidelity Is A Sensitive Topic For Military

Should military members be held to a higher standard than civilian spouses? The topic has taken center stage following the resignation of General David Petraeus after his affair came to light.
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Lawmakers Have More Questions On Benghazi Talking Points

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Congress had asked the White House to explain the Obama administration's talking points in the aftermath of the attack.
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After Benghazi Hearings, Flurry Of Concern Unsettled

President Obama's critics say the September attack in Libya and the official response reflect poorly on his administration. While they focused on TV comments by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, David Petraeus' resignation from the CIA complicated the debate. Some — but not all — questions were answered in closed hearings this week.

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