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Nuke force changes are ‘bearing fruit’

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Minot Air Force Base, Sep 27 (AP)) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.
After visiting Monday with officers and airmen who operate, maintain and secure Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles on this base in the northern reaches of North Dakota, Carter said they told him they are encouraged by changes...
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EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army

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Brussels, Sep 27 (AP) - European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military coopera-tion as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters.
With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe's capacity to run its...
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Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

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Geneva, Sep 27 (AP) - More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
The U.N. health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people...
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Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

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Charlotte, Sept 27 (AP) - Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a...
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Failure to get Syria cease-fire stole spotlight at UN

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United Nations, Sept 27 (AP) - The failed attempt by the U.S. and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders but every other global hotspot had its moment - and there were some chuckles as well including a message to Secretary-General...
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