Matt Wald

New York Times

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Reporter for the New York Times, covering transportation and energy

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The Republican Party is even less popular with American voters than President Obama, but the GOP is poised to win back control of the Senate in next month’s elections.

The Republicans Are Ready to Win… Are They Ready to Govern?

The Republican Party is even less popular with American voters than President Obama, but the GOP is poised to win back control of the Senate in next month’s elections.

from To the Point

It's been two years since the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl: the explosions and meltdown of three reactors at Fukushima, Japan.

Can an Ice Wall Fix Fukushima?

It's been two years since the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl: the explosions and meltdown of three reactors at Fukushima, Japan.

from To the Point

Some 27,000 people are now dead or missing and 240,000 homeless in the aftermath of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis may take months to resolve.

Radioactive Water from Japan's Nuclear Plant Threatens to Spill into Sea

Some 27,000 people are now dead or missing and 240,000 homeless in the aftermath of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis may take months to resolve.

from To the Point

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