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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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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.
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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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