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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.
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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.
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U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.
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Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy

Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.
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U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.
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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.
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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
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In Facing National Security Dilemmas, CIA Puts Probabilities Into Words

In 2011, when President Obama was presented with circumstantial evidence of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, he faced a range of estimates — anywhere from 30 to 95 percent that the man spotted in the compound was actually bin Laden. In this new installment in a series on the intersection of risks and probabilities, Obama's national security quandary takes center stage.
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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.
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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.

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