New Home for the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See

Controversial New Home for the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See It’s moving into the U.S. Embassy to Italy, nearby, which bothers several former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican, who say the two American embassies should not share the same building. The State Department says the move will save money. The Holy See wants every country to put its embassies to Italy and the Vatican in separate places, but so far hasn’t made a stink about the American real estate consolidation. LINK

China: ‘Baby box’ plan for unwanted newborns causes stir

A Chinese city’s plan for a “baby box” where parents can anonymously leave their unwanted infants is proving controversial, it’s reported. Shenzhen has apparently applied to the Guangdong provincial authorities to pilot such a facility next year. Some social media users have warned that the box will encourage “irresponsible parents” to give away their unwanted children,LINK

Radioactive wave from Fukushima nears US… Is it safe? Expert: Risk of cancers or genetic effects ‘not zero’ for people on West Coast; Ongoing leaks increase the odds

[…] radioactive water from the plant nears the West Coast of North America — the water is expected to hit in 2014 — can we be sure it’s safe? The nuclear reactor continues to leak radioactive water due to poor management, while Japanese subcontractors at the plant have admitted they intentionally under-reported radiation […] LINK