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7:32am

Tue April 26, 2011
Around the Nation

Police Follow Facebook Posts To Track Robbers

Police in Texas had an easy time investigating a bank robbery. Someone robbed the International Bank of Commerce in Houston. They wore masks but afterward, police found evidence it was an inside job. A teller's boyfriend posted he was "wiping his teeth with hundreds."

7:30am

Tue April 26, 2011
World

Photos: The Price Of Chernobyl

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:57 am

The April 26, 1986, accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant created ghost towns in Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from surrounding areas. Dozens of villages and properties remain empty, like this abandoned house, seen in 2006, in the deserted village of Redkova, about 22 miles from the plant.
Sergey Ponomarev AP

The April 26, 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant created ghost towns across Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from surrounding areas.

4:00am

Tue April 26, 2011
Author Interviews

ElBaradei Looks Back On IAEA, Ahead On Egyptian Politics

Steve Inskeep talks to Mohamed El Baradei about his political ambitions in Egypt and his new book: "The Age of Deception" — Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times. El Baradei is running for president in Egypt and is the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

4:00am

Tue April 26, 2011
Law

Supreme Court Won't Expedite Health Care Challenge

The Supreme Court won't fast-track a challenge to the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The challenge was filed by the state of Virginia and its attorney general. The case will be heard in the appeals courts instead — though it still could reach the high court before the 2012 elections.

4:00am

Tue April 26, 2011
World

Chernobyl: 25 Years Of Health Questions

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:57 am

Anatoly Kotlyar (left), 59, and Alexander Zenchenko, 58, are two of the thousands of "liquidators," or firefighters, who responded to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The Soviet government ordered them to the nuclear facility as first responders. Both men today complain of health problems and say Ukraine's government should be doing more to help with medical bills.
David Greene/NPR

In the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a bell rang 25 times Tuesday morning, marking each year that has passed since the world's worst nuclear disaster. Many people who lived through the 1986 Chernobyl accident are still suffering the after-effects, and the new nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan serves as another reminder of just how long recovery can take.

A short drive away from the Chernobyl plant stands a police checkpoint that guards the restricted area. Outside, it's a beautiful part of Ukraine, with forests and fields. Inside, it's still largely a wasteland.

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