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The New Nuclear Risks

Humans love to suppress abstract dangers. They react only after they get their fingers burned. In handling nuclear risks, however, we can hardly get away with such childlike behavior.

Putting Up With All of That Noise

Ah, spring. The sound of birds chirping in the morn -- What? What did you say? Can you speak a little louder? I can't hear you! Hello?! Huh? Please speak up! Say what? Louder!

Ahern Steps Down in Corruption Scandal

The Associated Press
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, the common-touch Dubliner who promoted Ireland's economic boom and Belfast peace, announced his resignation Wednesday under a darkening cloud of financial scandal.

China Jails Human Rights Activist

A Buddhist Chinese dissident outspoken on Tibet and other sensitive topics was jailed for 3 1/2 years on Thursday, a conviction likely to become a focus of rights campaigns ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

Mugabe Considers Runoff

The Associated Press
State media gave Zimbabweans a hint of how President Robert Mugabe's embattled party might wage its campaign for a presidential runoff, with stories Thursday portraying the opposition as divided, controlled by former colonial ruler Britain and threatening land reform.

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