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Security Problem At Md. Nuke Plan May Bring More Government Monitors

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Neil Sheehan with the NRC wouldn't say exactly what was wrong, but says it was of low-to-moderate significance.

Constellation Energy, which operates the two reactors about 40 miles south of Annapolis, said the deficiencies were promptly corrected.

The special inspection was the second at the plant in two years. An inspection was also conducted last year after a leaking roof allowed melting snow to drip onto electrical equipment, causing both reactors to automatically shut down.

The problems found during the latest visit could trigger a complete examination of the plant's security systems by a larger team of inspectors.


Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

Three years ago, the court struck down mandatory life sentences in cases involving juvenile defendants. Should that ruling be applied retroactively to those sentenced to life long ago?

Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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