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Japan evacuates workers from nuke plan

Operators evacuated workers from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant Monday after gray smoke rose from one of its reactor units, the latest of persistent troubles in stabilizing the radiation-leaking complex. The evacuation brought to a standstill some of the work on restoring the plant’s electrical lines and restarting the water pumping systems needed to keep nuclear fuel from overheating and releasing even greater amounts of radiation. Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Hiroshi Aizawa said the evacuation was prompted by smoke rising from the area of the spent fuel storage pool at the plant’s Unit 3 reactor building. However, nuclear safety agency
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U.S. stresses limits to military role in Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. officials on Sunday stressed the limits of American military involvement in Libya, despite a heavy assault on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, and said Libyans would decide their country’s fate themselves. Read the full story.
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Obama woos Brazil while Libya air assault unfolds

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama praised Brazil’s rise as an emerging power on Sunday, calling the South American country an equal partner of the United States as he pressed on with a trip overshadowed by a U.S. and European air assault on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. Read the full story.
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