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Yuma Proving Ground Hosts Foreign Military Weapons Testing

Artillery responds to changes in climate, and when soldiers want to test weapons in a hot, dry environment, one of the places they come to—is a Yuma Army Base. And it’s not just U.S. military operations. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports. Yuma Proving Ground is a military testing facility that straddles Yuma and La Paz Counties. It is here on this expanse of desert larger than the state of Rhode Island that new weapons are examined, old ammunition is tested for...
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Even before the primetime portion of the Democratic National Convention began, news was made on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. If you're just catching up, here's what's happened so far:

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Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Artillery responds to changes in climate, and when soldiers want to test weapons in a hot, dry environment, one of the places they come to—is a Yuma Army Base.  And it’s not just U.S. military operations.   Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

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The 2,200-year-old mummy of an Egyptian man who spent a lot of time sitting and eating carbs went on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Tuesday and will be open to the public beginning Wednesday.

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Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.

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