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  • Researchers are gathering kelp from along the West Coast to analyze it for traces of radioactive material that leaked into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.
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  • A close-up of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station is shown in this undated file photo.
  • The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California is closing.
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  • A boy holds a toy gun while his grandmother watches a mass folk dance in front of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, April 15, 2013.
  • As residents fill the streets in celebration of their country's founder, there are new threats from North Korea's new leader
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  • new missile is carried during a mass military parade at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea
  • North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday
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  • U.S. Air Force A-10 attack aircrafts wait to take off on the runway during their military exercise at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea
  • North Korea said it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor
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  • Iran's top nuclear negotiator says his country has agreed in principle to resume international talks about its nuclear program this month.
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  • A massive fire engulfed a Russian nuclear submarine at an Arctic shipyard Thursday, but there has been no radiation leak, or injuries, officials said.
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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Iran's nuclear chief warned Monday that "terrorists and saboteurs" might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to derail his country's atomic program, in an unprecedentedly harsh attack on the integrity of the U.N. organization and its probe of allegations that Tehran might be striving to make nuclear arms.
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  • Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards test fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, including a long-range variety meant to dissuade Israel and the U.S. from attacking the Islamic Republic, local media reported.
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  • The trouble at California's San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant might result in new rules for the nation's nuclear reactors.
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  • The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is shown in this undated file photo.
  • The operator of an idled nuclear plant on the California coast announced Thursday that more unusual wear has been found on tubes that carry radioactive water, deepening a mystery involving the design of the plant's massive steam generators.
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  • The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is shown in this undated file photo.
  • The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will visit the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast this week, in the midst of a probe into excessive wear in tubing.
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  • San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
  • Four more steam generator tubes have failed during pressure tests at a Southern California nuclear reactor that was shut down in January after a leak.
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  • An alert was triggered at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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  • Wildfire closing in on Los Alamos Nuclear Lab
  • The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold for days.
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  • The prospect their elected officials might endorse construction of two nuclear power plants had many county residents upset.
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  • A Japanese flag is hoisted at the earthquake and tsunami devastated area in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan Thursday, March 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • In the shadow of Japan's struggle to stem radioactive leaks from its stricken nuclear complex, police in white hazmat suits pull bodies of tsunami victims from an evacuated zone in halting work interrupted by radiation alarms.
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  • Some episodes of the popular cartoon The Simpsons may be pulled because of Japan's nuclear disaster.
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  • Japan's prime minister insisted Tuesday that the country was on "maximum alert" to bring its nuclear crisis under control, but the spread of radiation raised concerns about the ability of experts to stabilize the crippled reactor complex.
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  • Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and inadequate storage tanks for huge amounts of contaminated water, stymied emergency workers Sunday as they struggled to nudge Japan's stricken nuclear complex back from the edge of disaster.
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  • Japan's government revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant on Saturday, including sending workers in without protective footwear in its faltering efforts to control a monumental crisis. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile, rushed to deliver fresh water to replace corrosive salt water now being used in a desperate bid to cool the plant's overheated reactors.
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  • A state senate committee held a hearing to look at the safety of California's nuclear power plants.
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  • In the first sign that contamination from Japan's stricken nuclear complex had seeped into the food chain, officials said Saturday that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the tsunami-crippled facility exceeded government safety limits.
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  • The U.S. Navy plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday night in San Diego, for family members with loved ones on board the USS Ronald Reagan.
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  • The satellite image confirms damage to the Units 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings.
  • A nearly completed new power line could restore electric cooling systems in Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant, its operator said Thursday, raising hopes of easing the crisis that has threatened a meltdown.
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  • The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant says a fire has broken out again at its No. 4 reactor unit.
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  • Monday, the U.S. Navy announced 17 crewmembers had been exposed to radiation.
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  • Tokyo Electric Power Co. says three workers have been injured and seven are missing after an explosion at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
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  • A partial meltdown was likely under way at a second nuclear reactor, a top Japanese official said Sunday, as authorities frantically tried to prevent a similar threat from nearby unit following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
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  • The possibility of a nuclear meltdown in Japan comes as a Fresno group continues to push for a third nuclear power plant in California.
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  • The United States and South Korea began joint war games Sunday, as South Koreans demanded vengeance over a deadly North Korean artillery bombardment that has raised fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals.
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