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When the corporation is in charge: Japanese nuke co delayed ‘sea water solution’ to protect future profits

The problem the U.S. faced in the Gulf when BP was allowed to take the lead in cleaning up its oil spill disaster is repeating itself in Japan, where the company is doing all it can to prevent a catastrophic … Continue reading

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Heroic staff abandon Japanese nuclear plant

  Nothing more can be done at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government has said.

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10,000 feared dead in Japan quake, tsunami; nuclear meltdown fears

Up to 10,000 people are feared dead in Japan in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake and tsunami, and fears of a meltdown at two nuclear reactors are spreading.

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(Video) Earthquake, tsunami devastate Japan **UPDATE: Radiation leaking from reactor

UPDATE, March 12: Reuters reports that radiation is now leaking from a damaged Japanese nuclear plant, and the evacuation area around the plant has been expanded.

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Late morning clicks: Steele rebuked, Palestinians walk, and profile this

170 House Republicans joined Democrats is slapping down Michael Steele by outlawing deceptive Census-like mailers. Good for them. Say, what happened to the right wing calls to waterboard Jihad Jane? I think Malkin, RedState and company are falling down on … Continue reading

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Chile earthquake toll: more than 700 dead, 2 million displaced

Chile earthquake relief: how you can help Latest from CNN: The death toll from Saturday’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile has risen to 708, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said. Calling it an “unthinkable disaster,” Bachelet said a “state of catastrophe” in … Continue reading

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Local responses to Haiti crisis: Marleine Bastien, Charlie Crist, Yolly Roberson

UPDATE: Gov. Crist is appearing on Rich Sanchez’s CNN show right now alongside State Rep. Yolly Roberson, who is Haitian-born. The Haiti tragedy is uniting Florida pols on both sides of the aise. Crist announced that some Florida Department of … Continue reading

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Haiti update: U.S. military prepares to help, up to 3 million affected

UPDATE 10:25 a.m.: President Obama just wrapped up a news conference on the Haiti situation 10 a.m. in which he outlined the steps the U.S. will take to aid the people of Haiti Florida’s House Democratic Caucus plans to hold … Continue reading

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Major earthquake devastates Haiti, ‘serious loss of life’ expected

(Update of original post) A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday, briefly spawning fears of a tsunami, and likely killing hundreds, if not thousands of people. Given the dense population in Port au Prince, where 2 million people are … Continue reading

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