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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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  • Kazakhstan Completes Move, Storage Of Nuclear Stash
    The U.S. and Kazakhstan have just completed a yearlong project moving 100 tons of highly radioactive material from a former Soviet nuclear plant to a storage site 1,500 miles across Kazakhstan. The shipments included enough material for nearly 800 nuclear weapons.
  • Alleged Russian Arms Dealer Extradited To U.S.
    The alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout -- dubbed "The Merchant of Death" -- has been extradited to the United States from Thailand over Moscow's objections. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, says it can work through the diplomatic problems.
  • The Debate Over NFL Superstar Michael Vick
    Host Melissa Block speaks to Philadelphia Daily News columnist Sam Donnellon about Michael Vick's return to football -- and the fans' dilemma about whether being a great football player can make up for his past crimes.
  • TSA Head Defends 'Enhanced Pat-Downs' And Safety Of Scanners
    John Pistole says his agency's goal is to find the best balance between security and privacy.
  • U.S. Bishops Elect NYC Archbishop As Leader
    In a surprising move, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops passed over the man who was expected to be elected president, Bishop Gerald Kicanas. Instead, they elected Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York.
  • U.K. To Pay Ex-Guantanamo Detainees In Settlement
    The British government has reached an out-of-court settlement with a number of Guantanamo detainees who alleged they were tortured. The detainees say that British agents either arranged or knew about their mistreatment, and the group has been suing the government for compensation. Press reports say ministers decided it was better to pay large sums of money to the detainees, rather than have details of security service operations aired in open court.
  • Suspect In Mumbai Attacks A Thorn In U.S.-India Ties
    Many Indians think U.S. officials are still not sharing information about David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani American who has confessed to a role in the 2008 attacks that killed more than 160. Headley worked for both the U.S. government and terrorists based in Pakistan.
  • Debt Debate Offers Something For Everyone To Hate
    The debt and the deficit are the big subjects of the moment in Washington. On Wednesday, yet another bipartisan group will try to tackle the problem. But while there are plenty of recommendations, there's little agreement on how to actually fix it.
  • Teaching 'Strategic' Languages To Military Cadets
    The U.S. military wants more of its service members to speak foreign languages. In Georgia, a tiny college has received a $2 million defense contract to focus on four specific languages: Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Korean. The Army has identified those as "strategic" languages. .
  • Unfamiliar Accents Turn Off Humans And Songbirds
    Our brains seem to pay better attention to the voice of someone with a familiar accent, according to neuroscientists. It's not clear why the brain behaves this way, but songbirds might be able to offer a few clues.

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