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The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace

(Gizmodo)  Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s destroyed reactors—a major discovery, but one that took a long and painful six years to achieve. In the meantime, the program to clean up the destroyed reactors has seen numerous setbacks and […]

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Lerner, Paz say they fear physical harm from enraged public, want IRS testimony sealed permanently

(Washington Times)  Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public. Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents […]

Politics Religion

Jared Huffman, First Open Humanist in Congress, Claims Colleagues Are ‘Closet Humanists, Atheists’

(PJ Media)  Many members of Congress do not believe in God and secretly identify as Humanist, atheist, or agnostic, a California congressman said in announcing his own Humanist worldview. “For the closet Humanists, atheists and agnostics out there (including many of my colleagues in Congress — yes, we talk about these things!), maybe this will show […]

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Secrecy surrounds sexual harassment settlements in Congress

  (McClatchy DC Bureau)  WASHINGTON — State governments’ practice of spending taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against legislators and staff has created an uproar in California’s Legislature and other statehouses around the country. Now a picture is emerging of how the U.S. Congress is doing the same thing, with less fanfare and even less […]