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Declassified Cold War Document Reveals Nuclear Targets

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An Iraqi man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach after his trip with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday. Santi Palacios/AP hide caption

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U.N. Says 2015 Forcible Displacement Figures Likely To Break All Past Records

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Senior Airman Frances Gavalis tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq in 2008. The military destroyed uniforms, equipment and other materials in huge burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some veterans say those pits are responsible for respiratory problems they are now experiencing. Senior Airman Julianne Showalter/USAF hide caption

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Veterans Say 'Burn Pits' Created Toxic Clouds That Made Them Sick

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Afghan-American translator Waheed Kazenpoor translates for U.S. forces as they speak with a local during a Afghan-U.S. patrol in an area frequented by Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan on Sept. 28, 2009. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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In Refugee-Resettlement Debate, Former Marine Wants To Put Translators First

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Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media last week in Northville Township, Mich. Several U.S. governors, including Snyder, are calling to halt or pause efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states after this month's coordinated attacks in Paris. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Syrian Refugees In Michigan Respond To U.S. Resettlement Hesitations

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Larry Morrison is appealing the Army's decision to dismiss him for misconduct. Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'

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U.S. Army soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at coalition force Forward Operating Base (FOB) Connelly in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on August 13, 2015. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

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Smoke rises from Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. Government forces have reportedly retaken the city after it was seized by the Taliban on Monday. AP hide caption

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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

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Veterans And Civilians Find A Way To Connect Through Running

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How Are Screens Changing The Face Of War?

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When he came back from Afghanistan, Army Pfc. Brian Orolin was eager to return to his life as a father and husband. But he had trouble holding on to a sense of purpose, his wife says. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Afghanistan, A Father Came Home — Then Disappeared

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In New Orleans, There's Hope That Veteran Homelessness Can Be Solved

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The Red Cross funded these homes in the Parc Tony Colin community in Bon Repos, Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake, but residents say the structures are starting to deteriorate from water damage. Newly obtained internal reports raise questions about how the Red Cross spent nearly $500 million in Haiti. Marie Arago for NPR hide caption

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Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

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As Vet Group Grays And Ages, New Blood Tries To Inspire Change

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