Mark Magnier

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Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times

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Military and police forces have used water-dropping helicopters and water canons in a desperate effort to cool down the spent fuel rods now exposed to the air at Japan's Fukushima…

Radiation Fears Spread as Efforts to Cool Reactors in Japan Fail

Military and police forces have used water-dropping helicopters and water canons in a desperate effort to cool down the spent fuel rods now exposed to the air at Japan's Fukushima…

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Three days of mourning are over and the  Olympic torch relay  has resumed, but the earthquake aftermath will trouble China for years to come.  More than 51,000 have died and 29,000 are…

Political Aftershocks of the Earthquake in China

Three days of mourning are over and the Olympic torch relay has resumed, but the earthquake aftermath will trouble China for years to come.  More than 51,000 have died and 29,000 are…

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