Fifty-one percent of Americans support cutting off the $1.3 billion in annual aid the United States gives the Egyptian military, according to a new Pew survey. That support cuts across party lines, with 56 percent of Republicans, 49 percent of Democrats, and 53 percent of independents in favor of ending the aid. And on the whole, Americans aren't too happy with how President Obama is handling the ongoing crisis, with 50 percent saying he hasn't been tough enough. The survey was taken from Aug. 15-18, just after more than 600 people were killed on Aug. 14.
A University of Texas report last week overstated the threat potential aerial attacks pose on civilian atomic reactors, one nuclear scientist asserted in an opinion piece for Forbes on Saturday.
The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration on Thursday announced it had inked a deal with China to facilitate the deployment of scanners designed to spot smuggled nuclear contraband.
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Republican Rep. Tom Reed isn't great at paying his taxes. Over the weekend, a story from The Buffalo News reported that the New York lawmaker has been late 38 times paying his property taxes since 2005. Having paid $3,486.51 in late fees, Reed is now on the right side of the law, but as a member of the committee that actually writes tax law it's more than embarrassing.