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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear physicist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced Wednesday to five years in jail.
Heather Clark AP

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 9:52 am

A scientist who worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and who pleaded guilty two years ago to promising to build nuclear weapons for Venezuela, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Argentina-born Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, a 79-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, told undercover FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 nuclear weapons for Caracas, including one targeted on New York City, in exchange for an unspecified amount of money.

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Likely Stories Book Review
7:51 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Likely Stories: Odd Books - Griffin and Sabine & The Strange Library

Grffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock and The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami and Nick Bantock offer wonderfully illustrated books of mysterious secrets.


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Business Review - Jan. 29, 2015
7:49 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Business Review - Happy Happy Happy

Shawn Achor researches how people can rewire their brain to be happier.  He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth, the perception of progress and the seeing the finish line as being close.


The Two-Way
7:49 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Raúl Castro Demands Return Of Guantánamo Before Normalizing Ties With U.S.

Cuba's President Raul Castro listens during the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica, on Wednesday.
Roberto Carlos Sanchez AP

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 10:00 am

Cuban President Raúl Castro seemed to throw some pretty big hurdles in front of efforts to establish normal diplomatic relations with the United States.

In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said a rapprochement with its northern neighbor would not make sense without three conditions: 1. The lifting of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. 2. The return of the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay. 3. Compensation for "human and economic damage" the Cuban people have suffered.

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Around the Nation
6:45 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:50 am

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