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Senate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites

Senate appropriators last week approved a bill that would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.

Ex-Iraqi Mayor Voices Chemical Concerns About Contested Oil Refinery

The former mayor of an Iraqi city now under jihadist control says Islamic extremists' seizure of a key oil refinery could lead to a chemical disaster.

Russia May Threaten Iran Negotiations, as Tensions Soar

Russia may try to undermine the Iran nuclear talks as it faces off with Washington over last week's passenger-jet crash in Ukraine, the Daily Beast reports.

Atomic Waste Site Contractor Received Large Bonus Days After Leak

The private operator of a federal nuclear waste dump received a large bonus for "excellent" work several days after a radiation leak shut down the site.

U.S. Ship Neutralizes Key Syrian Nerve-Agent Ingredient

A U.S. vessel has eliminated nearly 90 metric tons of precursor for a nerve gas that killed hundreds of people in Syria, the Associated Press reports.

Officials See Surge in Western Jihadists Traveling to Iraq and Syria

There has been a surge in recent months in the number of Westerners traveling to Iraq and Syria to join extremist groups fighting there, officials say.

Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue Until Late November

Iran and six major powers bumped back a Sunday cutoff date for defusing a standoff on Tehran's potential nuclear-arms capacity, the Guardian reports.

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Senate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites

Senate appropriators last week approved a bill that would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.

Ex-Iraqi Mayor Voices Chemical Concerns About Contested Oil Refinery

The former mayor of an Iraqi city now under jihadist control says Islamic extremists' seizure of a key oil refinery could lead to a chemical disaster.

Russia May Threaten Iran Negotiations, as Tensions Soar

Russia may try to undermine the Iran nuclear talks as it faces off with Washington over last week's passenger-jet crash in Ukraine, the Daily Beast reports.

Atomic Waste Site Contractor Received Large Bonus Days After Leak

The private operator of a federal nuclear waste dump received a large bonus for "excellent" work several days after a radiation leak shut down the site.

U.S. Ship Neutralizes Key Syrian Nerve-Agent Ingredient

A U.S. vessel has eliminated nearly 90 metric tons of precursor for a nerve gas that killed hundreds of people in Syria, the Associated Press reports.

Officials See Surge in Western Jihadists Traveling to Iraq and Syria

There has been a surge in recent months in the number of Westerners traveling to Iraq and Syria to join extremist groups fighting there, officials say.

Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue Until Late November

Iran and six major powers bumped back a Sunday cutoff date for defusing a standoff on Tehran's potential nuclear-arms capacity, the Guardian reports.

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