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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.

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Comic-Con Has Become Poké-Con

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest phenomena isn't just inside the convention center, it's all around: Swarms of people staring at their phones as they play Pokémon Go.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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4 Reasons Why Progressives Aren't Thrilled With Clinton's Pick Of Kaine

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's positions on Wall Street reforms and trade deals are already drawing the ire of groups who had backed Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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