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Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

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Afghan election head assassinated

The head of Afghanistan's election commission has been shot dead by the Taliban, a day after he warned deteriorating security threatened next year's presidential elections.<p>Amanullah Aman began his work during the first presidential election in 2004. He was the commission's first member to be …

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Cold, wet cases: Oklahoma troopers stumble on six bodies in two cars at bottom of lake

Two decades-old cars containing six skeletons were recovered from a lake in a remote, sparsely populated area of southwestern Oklahoma, officials said Tuesday — potentially solving a pair of cold cases that have bedeviled local authorities for years.<p>Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials stumbled upon …

Around The World, Gun Ownership And Firearms Deaths Go Together

A study on guns, violence and mental health, long scheduled to be published this week, finds that gun ownership is a bigger factor than mental illness when it comes to firearms deaths. But the data suggest that both play roles.<p>Earlier research has found that places with high rates of gun ownership …

Republicans plan showdown over 'Obamacare' funding

GOP includes stricter language on gutting the health care law in spending bill.<p>WASHINGTON — House Republicans will vote Friday on a stopgap spending measure that would defund President Obama's health care law, setting up a confrontation with Democrats that could force a government shutdown at the …

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