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9:42 am
Fri March 16, 2012

The Cost of Fear: The Framing of a Fukushima Report

Workers are given radiation screenings as they enter the emergency operation center at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:32 pm

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. We keep learning more about what happened and why. New questions also are raised.

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9:39 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Debate Over Afghanistan Returns To Capitol Hill

A U.S. soldier watches members of the Afghan Public Protection Force arrive at a ceremony on the outskirts of Kabul on Thursday.
Ahmad Jamshid AP

Originally published on Sun March 18, 2012 8:07 am

Fallout is expected on Capitol Hill next week over what appears to be a killing spree by a U.S. soldier that took the lives of 16 civilians in Afghanistan.

With House members returning from a break, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen is set to testify before both the House and Senate armed services committees.

And just as the nation is divided over the war in Afghanistan, so too is Congress.

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9:37 am
Fri March 16, 2012

New Republic: The Pop Culture Tastes Of Dictators

Crib figurines depicting former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi holding Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are displayed in a shop in Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples on December 20, 2011. Gadhafi was not the only dictator with eccentric tastes.
Carlo Hermann AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 7:06 am

Nick Robins-Early, Perry Stein, and Eric Wen are interns at The New Republic.

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Movie Reviews
9:37 am
Fri March 16, 2012

'Pray For Japan': Sorrow, Resilience, Rebuilding

High-school student Kento Ito (right) and friends prepare for a Children's Day ceremony honoring Kento's little brother, Ritsu-kun, and others who perished in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.

Originally published on Thu March 15, 2012 11:51 pm

Among the foreign-born residents of Japan who headed north to volunteer after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami was Stu Levy, an L.A. pop-culture entrepreneur who lives part-time in Tokyo. When not ladling soup or toting rice sacks, the man who brought Sailor Moon to American girls videotaped the survivors and volunteers.

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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Fri March 16, 2012

California Students Push For Removal Of Syrian From Foundation

Dr. Hazem Chehabi.
University of California Irvine Foundation
  • Amy Walters on the NPR Newscast

The student council at the University of California Irvine approved a resolution Thursday demanding that Dr. Hazem Chehabi, Syria's honorary consul in Southern California, be removed from the post of chair at the UC Irving Foundation, which supports the school and is trying to raise $1 billion for it.

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