US takes steps to resume plutonium pit production for nuclear arms

The Department of Energy plans to increase plutonium pit production to 30 pits annually until 2030, when the number will be ramped up to 80… Pit production was stopped in 2011.

The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has called for a tenfold increase in the levels of “plutonium equivalent” material stored at a New Mexico nuclear facility to allow for the resumption of plutonium pit production. The call has alarmed nuclear watchdog groups. If approved, the increased production of plutonium pits – the core of nuclear…

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Media mistake? Sanders campaign calls out AP for declaring Clinton win

Supporters of Bernie Sanders argue that the timing of the announcement before a crunch primary in California on Tuesday adversely affects their candidate’s chances of winning the state.

Many expressed their anger online that AP’s count included superdelegates, who are not directly elected during the primaries and are not pledged to vote until the Democratic convention that starts on July 25.

Reactions to the AP tweet announcing the winner drew condemnations of the news media as whole and surprise about its timing.

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