News for 2012-01-22

Sunday, January 22, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Japanese Govt Kept Secret Worst-Case Scenario Post-Fukushima
After the Japanese government was presented with a worst-case scenario by Japan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Shunsuke Kondo in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, they kept the report secret because "it was so shocking" and would frighten the public, according to a report from Kyodo news...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to Resign This Week
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona will resign from Congress this week. On her Facebook page, she wrote: Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down from Congress this week. And offered this...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Romney, Gingrich Continue Battle for GOP Party Nomination
The latest installment in the battle for the Republican party presidential nomination saw Newt Gingrich take 40.4% of the vote while Romney took just 27.8% in the South Carolina primary. The Guardian reports on the race: The Republican presidential candidates were gearing up on Sunday for a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study Points Towards a Future of Toilet-to-Tap Water
A report from the National Research Council said that advancing technologies make it possible to convert sewage wastewater to potable drinking water and that doing so could confront the growing issue of water scarcity.
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP Still Pushing Tar Sands Pipeline
Speaking on Sunday, House Speaker John Boehner indicated that he may again try to tie the Keystone XL pipeline project to the payroll tax cut.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Protest in Yemen Against Immunity for Outgoing President Saleh
Thousands of Yemenis are protesting in the capital, Sanaa, against immunity from prosecution for outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Agence France-Presse reports : Yemen’s parliament on Saturday adopted a law giving Saleh "complete" immunity from prosecution in return for stepping down under a...
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