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Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Dick Cheney says President Obama scrapped the Bush administration’s missile defense system in Europe “at the mere request” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s false. Read more»

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A bust of Chopin in Paris.

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U.S. and Slovenia take the field at the World Cup.

The United States maintained its hopes of advancing to the next round of the soccer World Cup Friday when it tied 2-2 against Slovenia in a hotly fought match at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park stadium. Read more» 2

Poles mourn the death of their president, April 10.

Dramatic recordings from the black box of the doomed Polish government airliner that crashed April 10, killing Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, indicate that the main cause of the catastrophe was pilot error. Read more» 2

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The divided commemorations of a 1940 massacre underscore persistent divides between Russia and Poland. The group of dignitaries who died in a plane crash Saturday was traveling to commemorate those whose lives had been cut terribly short in that very region 70 years ago. Read more»

This is a satellite image of the crash site of a TU-154 outside of Smolensk, Russia in which President Lech Kaczynski of Poland and members of the political and military leadership were killed.

On Monday investigators honed in on pilot error as the most likely cause of the Saturday plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, but questions remained about the crew’s decision to land in Smolensk – home of a derelict airport that has spotlighted for the world Russia’s aging infrastructure. Read more»

Poles gather in national mourning.

Polish president Lech Kaczynski, 60, was killed in an air crash near the Russian city of Smolensk on Saturday morning along with 95 other people, after the airliner tried repeatedly to land in very foggy conditions. Read more»

The Titan II missile museum is located just south of Tucson.

A treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Prague on Thursday would trim the two power’s strategic nuclear arsenals to their lowest levels in half a century. Read more»