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'Morning Edition' Returns: Losing the Bomb

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Losing the Bomb

'Morning Edition' Returns: Losing the Bomb

'Morning Edition' Returns: Losing the Bomb

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In 1958 a U.S. bomber collided with another plane in training — and dropped a hydrogen bomb into the ocean. Scientists have detected radiation off the coast of Georgia, so the military is sending a team to examine it. But it's not clear what they'll do if they find the nuclear weapon that's been AWOL for 46 years.