US nuclear agency hid concerns over nuclear plants
NBC News: In the days following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to American nuclear plants, thousands of internal emails show
You can check how close you are to a US nuclear plant using this interactive tool from ESRIPhoto: Map of US nuclear plants and their proximity to cities (via esri)
For the second year in a row, attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend picked United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) as their likely choice for the Republican Party’s next presidential nominee.
The first-term senator and son of longtime lawmaker Ron Paul received 31 percent of the vote during a presidential straw poll held at CPAC on Saturday in National Harbor, Maryland outside of Washington, DC. Organizers say 2,459 attendees participated in the non-binding election.
No surprise here
• Official says disappearance is an ‘unprecedented mystery’
• Hijacking not being ruled out
• Search area widened to Straits of Malacca
• Relatives to give press conference
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Pictured: A Vietnamese Airforce planes above the southern sea of Vietnam where the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet went missing on Friday night. Photograph: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images