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Senate OKs Research on 'Mini-Nuke' Arms

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Senate OKs Research on 'Mini-Nuke' Arms

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Senate OKs Research on 'Mini-Nuke' Arms

Senate OKs Research on 'Mini-Nuke' Arms

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The Senate votes to repeal a 10-year prohibition on the research of so-called "mini-nuke" weapons. The Bush administration says low-yield warheads can be used to destroy biological or chemical weapons facilities, but Democrats argue that ending the ban could spark a new arms race and heighten risks of nuclear warfare. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten