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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaking 300 Tons Of Tainted Water Daily

The Japanese government has announced that radioactive groundwater is leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. To try and stop it, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which owns the plant, has proposed building an underground wall of frozen earth around the reactors. The ice wall is supposed to keep groundwater from flowing in and radioactive water from leaking out, but nobody knows for sure whether it will work.
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As Myanmar Opens Up, A Look Back On A 1988 Uprising

The country also known as Burma is emerging from decades of authoritarian rule. But 25 years ago, in the middle of that dark period, there were six weeks of hope. Demonstrations brought millions onto the streets until a harsh crackdown left thousands dead and landed thousands more in prison.
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Egypt's Top General And His U.S. Lessons In Democracy

Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi led the recent ouster of Egypt's democratically elected president. Seven years earlier, he was a student at the U.S. Army War College and wrote a paper called "Democracy in the Middle East." He's the latest in a series of U.S.-trained military officers to topple a civilian government.
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NOAA: Hurricane Season On Track To Be 'Above Normal'

But federal forecasters trimmed their original forecast slightly, because the Atlantic waters are not as warm as predicted.
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Dominican Players And PED Use: Coincidence?

More than half of the Major League Baseball players recently suspended for performance enhancing drug use are from the Dominican Republic - where many PED's are available over-the-counter. Host Michel Martin finds out more.
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Author Tells of Trinidad's Beauty And Grit

Tell Me More's summer reading series highlights authors from the Caribbean. Host Michel Martin talks to Oonya Kempadoo, whose novel All Decent Animals, gives readers look into life in Trinidad that is both lovely and tough.
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'Magic Flute' Singers End Up In Lake Constance

In Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, Tamino and Pamina can't get married unless brave Tamino passes three tests. At a performance in Austria this week, the trials by silence and fire were no sweat — water turned out to be a bit trickier. A gondola carrying three characters capsized.
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Former Soviet Republic's Democratic Transition Questioned

The former Soviet republic of Georgia passed an important test of democracy last year. After a bitter campaign, the government changed hands peacefully in a free election. But the losing party says democracy in Georgia is threatened because the new government is arresting officials from the old government and putting them on trial for corruption and abuse of power.
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Kerry, Hagel To Meet Russian Counterparts On Friday

The U.S. has canceled plans for an Obama-Putin summit because Russia granted temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. But Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will go ahead with plans to meet their counterparts in Washington.
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Railroad In Deadly Canadian Crash Files Bankruptcy

The rail company involved in the explosion that killed 47 people in a small Quebec town last month has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is a direct result of the explosion, in which a run-away train carrying oil derailed and blew up not far from the Maine-Quebec border.

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