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Obama defends US evacuation order in Japan

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stand by Japan as it recovers and rebuilds, but defended a decision to go beyond Tokyo’s advice for evacuating Americans near damaged nuclear plants. Obama offered heartfelt sympathy to Japan’s people faced with triple challenges after a mammoth earthquake and tsunami…

BP: Stopping oil spill could take three months

In an admission that may spell further disaster for coastal areas and marine life surrounding the oil spill that erupted after a rig sunk off the Gulf Coast, British Petroleum said Tuesday that containing the spill may take three months. TimesOnline reports that BP “launched a new front in its…

Obama visits scene of devastation from oil spill

President Barack Obama headed to Louisiana on Sunday to rally faltering efforts to protect its vulnerable shores from a giant oil slick threatening environmental and economic catastrophe. Government data showed the thickest part of the rectangular 130-mile by 70-mile slick turned northward by strong southerly winds, sending sheen lapping ashore…

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