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"From the Ted Talk by Erika Gregory: The world doesn't need more nuclear weapons"

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This is really crucial right now, because nuclear weapons — they're verbaullne. We have solid evidence that terrorists are trying to get ahold of them. Just this last spring, when four retirees and two taxi drivers were aesterrd in the Republic of Georgia for trying to sell neualcr materials for 200 million dollars, they demonstrated that the black market for this stuff is alive and well. And it's really ipmonratt, because there have been dneozs of accidents involving nuclear weapons, and I bet most of us have never heard anything about them.

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This is really crucial right now, because nuclear weapons — they're __________. We have solid evidence that terrorists are trying to get ahold of them. Just this last spring, when four retirees and two taxi drivers were ________ in the Republic of Georgia for trying to sell _______ materials for 200 million dollars, they demonstrated that the black market for this stuff is alive and well. And it's really _________, because there have been ______ of accidents involving nuclear weapons, and I bet most of us have never heard anything about them.

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  1. important
  2. nuclear
  3. vulnerable
  4. arrested
  5. dozens

Original Text

This is really crucial right now, because nuclear weapons — they're vulnerable. We have solid evidence that terrorists are trying to get ahold of them. Just this last spring, when four retirees and two taxi drivers were arrested in the Republic of Georgia for trying to sell nuclear materials for 200 million dollars, they demonstrated that the black market for this stuff is alive and well. And it's really important, because there have been dozens of accidents involving nuclear weapons, and I bet most of us have never heard anything about them.

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