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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Jul 31, 2014 — A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don't order the gravy bowl.
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Jul 30, 2014 — The U.S. arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles is decades old and will have to be replaced. Now some are questioning whether the weapons are worth the cost.
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Jul 28, 2014 — 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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Mar 27, 2014 — 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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Feb 4, 2014 — The cheating did not involve trainees working with nuclear weapons, so the scandal is not comparable to the one rocking the Air Force.
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Jan 30, 2014 — The scope of the scandal has grown sharply. Now, nearly 20 percent of the 500 officers in the nuclear weapons corps are implicated. The secretary of the Air Force says there are "systemic problems" in a command that has control over nuclear missiles.
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Jan 16, 2014 — An investigation into alleged drug use by officers led to evidence that some had also been sharing answers to proficiency exams, the Air Force says. The 34 who allegedly were involved have been suspended. It's the latest in a string of scandals for the nuclear missile launch command.
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Jan 9, 2014 — The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.
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Nov 13, 2013 — The jury of five men and two women deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before returning the not guilty verdict.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Maj. Gen. Michael Carey led the 20th Air Force, which maintains and operates the country's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. He was relieved of his command over an issue concerning his behavior while on temporary assignment.
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