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First Black Marines Receive Highest Civilian Honor

Nearly 70 years ago, the Marines became the last branch of the American military to accept blacks into their ranks. The first to serve at the segregated Marine base at Montford Point in North Carolina are relatively little known, compared to their fellow trail blazers in the Army's Buffalo Soldiers and the Air Force's Tuskegee Airmen — until now. Congress voted Tuesday to recognize the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal. Historian Melton McLaurin joins Michele Norris to discuss the black servicemen of the Montford Point Marines.
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Cold War Bomb To Be Dismantled

The last B53 bomb is supposed to be dismantled Tuesday. Michele Norris speaks with Hans Kristensen from the Federation of American Scientists about the historical climate surrounding the B53 bomb.
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Big Fight Brewing In Senate Over Defense Policy Bill

The Obama administration opposes a bipartisan Senate compromise — to the frustration of some of its usual allies. The White House says provisions in the defense bill would tie its hands when it comes to handling some terrorism cases.
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U.S. Worries Grow Over Al-Qaida's African Presence

The terrorist group's presence in Africa has received much less attention than in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. But U.S. officials warn that the group may be growing stronger in lawless parts of Africa.
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In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens

A record 396,000 people were deported from the U.S. this past federal fiscal year through raids and arrests. Though Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not shy about its success, it has been found to be deporting U.S. citizens in the process.
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The Osprey: Good Reviews, But A Costly Program

The Osprey was extremely expensive to develop and had multiple crashes during testing. The Marines flying it today in Afghanistan now sing its praises, but its high cost is now an issue as the Pentagon looks for cuts.

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