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Hmong veterans of Vietnam War seek burial rights in military cemetaries

Thousands of Hmong people in southeast Asia fought for the CIA in the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands of Hmong, including many vets, have since moved to the United States. Despite their service, though, they're not eligible for a military burial. Pending legislation in the Minnesota House asks Congress and the President to change the law to accommodate them.

How Safe is Your Nuclear Power Plant?

After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission surveyed U.S. nuclear reactor safety. The Union of Concerned Scientists took a look also—there’s some good news and there’s some bad news.