History
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:56 pm

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Middle East
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

One Gaza Family Observes A Grim Holiday In Wartime

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:13 pm

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Asia
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Beijing Begins Apparent Corruption Probe Into High-Level Official

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:56 pm

China has begun investigations into one of the country's senior politicians. Zhou Yongkang was a former domestic security chief, and he's suspected of "serious disciplinary violations" — a phrase which usually stands for corruption.

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World
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

White House Accuses Moscow Of Violating Landmark Arms Control Deal

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:56 pm

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Politics
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:27 pm

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U.S.
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

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Law
4:09 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:56 pm

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National Security
3:32 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

Lt. Raj Bansal and Capt. Joseph Shannon (right) approach Foxtrot-01, a remote nuclear missile base in Nebraska.
Geoffrey Brumfiel NPR

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:24 pm

The stretch of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lincoln, Neb., is straight and flat. High plains stretch out on either side.

But scattered along this unremarkable road, the Air Force keeps some of its most powerful weapons — Minuteman III nuclear missiles.

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The Two-Way
3:11 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Jury Awards Former Gov. Ventura Nearly $2 Million In Defamation Case

Ventura is seen at the federal building in St. Paul, Minn., on July 8, which was the first day of jury selection in his defamation lawsuit.
Jim Mone AP

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:58 pm

A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in a defamation suit against a deceased author.

The jury on Tuesday determined that Ventura was the figure described as a "celebrity" Navy SEAL in Chris Kyle's 2012 book American Sniper.

The SEAL was called "Scruff Face" in the book, but Kyle later identified him as Ventura, who became a professional wrestler and one-term independent governor after leaving the Navy.

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NPR Story
2:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.

Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote.

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