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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
 
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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 
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Oklahoma

Jan 14, 2014 — U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern said the state's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the U.S. constitution. Gay marriages are on hold, however, pending an appeal.
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Jun 4, 2013 — New data about the tornado, which has been blamed for 18 deaths, was released Tuesday. Its intensity was upgraded to the maximum of EF5, and the weather agency says its winds reached 295 miles an hour.
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Jun 3, 2013 — In response to our coverage of the tornadoes, online comments have asked, "Why put yourself in the path of such disaster?" But Oklahoma residents have their reasons for staying put.
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Jun 2, 2013 — Tim Samaras was an engineer who made probes that captured information at the base of the violent storms. He was inspired to chase tornadoes by the iconic scene in The Wizard of Oz.
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May 24, 2013 — Residents can now get into their devastated neighborhoods without passing through police checkpoints. Meanwhile, there's word that insurance policies may cover less of the cost of damages than in past disasters.
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May 23, 2013 — There were hugs and tears, smiles and laughter on Thursday, as students and teachers from Plaza Towers Elementary School, destroyed in Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., reunited. The school district reopened all of its schools just for the day on what would have been the final day of classes before summer vacation.
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May 23, 2013 — Central Oklahoma has been hit repeatedly by killer tornadoes. For many residents of the town of Moore, that history offers proof that they'll be able to rebuild, not evidence that they should leave.
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May 23, 2013 — Half a dozen temporary shelters have been set up for animals lost when a terrifying tornado hit Moore, Okla. One veterinary technician says, "It's pretty amazing anything could survive what happened, but animals are pretty resilient."
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May 21, 2013 — A high water table and red clay that soaks up the moisture make dry basements an expensive and iffy proposition right in the heart of Tornado Alley.
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May 21, 2013 — When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.
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