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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.
Jul 27, 2014 — 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.
Jul 27, 2014 — 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.
Jul 26, 2014 — 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.
Jul 24, 2014 — 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.
 

Tens of Thousands Stranded in Canada

Tens of thousands of American travelers were stranded in Canada by the bombing crisis. As Brian Mann reports, the air travel ban leaves tourists and business travelers stranded far from home.  Go to full article

Potsdam Mayor Ruth Garner Stopped at Hancock Field by Terror Attack

Potsdam Mayor Ruth Garner's plans to travel to Washington DC were halted Tuesday morning after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Region Rallies to Support NYC Disaster Relief

About 500 state troopers will be in New York City today to help in rescue effort and take part in the investigation. 67 officers from Troop B, based in Ray Brook, have been called to the city. Trooper Jim Butser says there's a sense of common bond with the officer, firefighters and emergency personnel caught up in the tragedy yesterday.

Blood drives have been set up in major cities where collections are more efficient. Vicky LaShomb, of the St. Lawrence County Red Cross, says half the local units trained volunteers were on their way to New York City yesterday.

St. Lawrence University student John Ainsley called his dad in New Jersey to check on his older brother who was at work in one of the World Trade Center towers yesterday morning. He says his brother survived.  Go to full article

Vigils and Prayer Services Held Throughout the Region

Around the North Country, people have been gathering to pray and to share words of comfort. Some are also speaking words of anger and rage. Brian Mann attended vigils and...  Go to full article

Mohawk Manhattan Ironworkers Safe

Residents of Akwesasne received good news on ironworkers working near the World Trade Center when it was destroyed by terrorists yesterday. A union official says most of the...  Go to full article

People: Karen Easter, Reachout Director, on Disaster Stress Management

Martha Foley speaks to Karen Easter from Reachout, the St. Lawrence County crisis intervention and referral service, about disaster mental health issues.  Go to full article

Prison Worker Caches Weapons, Explosives

A prison worker in Moira was arrested late last week when police seized a large number of guns, a pipe bomb, and several pounds of explosives from his home. Brian Mann...  Go to full article
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.

Haven From the Holocaust

A one-hour documentary about the only refugee camp established during WW II on U.S. soil for people fleeing Nazi persecution. The camp was based at the old Fort Ontario site...  Go to full article

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