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Cold War

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

WASHINGTON — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassif…

August 31, 2014 9:54 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — 18 missile silos brought Cold War to Tucson area

Tucson in 100 Objects — 18 missile silos brought Cold War to Tucson area

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at azstarnet.com/100objects/

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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts: Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms

As members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, we want to encourage each of you to write to a member of Congress about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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Former Air Force officer held millions of lives in her hands

Former Air Force officer held millions of lives in her hands

You might think your job is stressful, but here’s something to put it in perspective: You don’t face the prospect of killing millions of people on any given day at work.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Van Cliburn, celebrated classical pianist, dies at 78

Van Cliburn, the tall, gangly, curly-haired Texan who became the most famous classical pianist in American history over the course of a single extraordinary week in 1958, died Feb. 27 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 78 and for many years owned a home in Tucson.

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Jocelyn Wallace, left, Kiara Lane and Charly Alarcon with their teacher, Jennifer Pike. Kiara, an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Coronado Middle School, won a local poster-making competition sponsored by the Catalina/Oro Valley Lions Club.

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"When I imagine peace, I think of calming waves in a flow of happiness," said Kiara.

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Local schools do well in national rankings

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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