March 24th, 2010
04:57 PM ET

On the Radar: What's happening Thursday

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to make an announcement on the U.S. military

Here's a look at some of tomorrow's news events:

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to announce changes easing the Defense Department's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the military.  Read more

Nuclear waste

The Department of Energy's 15-member blue-ribbon commission is expected to hold its first hearing to consider alternative means for managing and storing America’s nuclear waste. The Obama administration plans to end the Yucca Mountain project, although a group of bipartisan lawmakers are trying to block the administration from doing so.  Read more

Twitter Twestivals

Twitter users will be getting together offline in more than 175 cities around the world to attend a Twestival which will raise money for a good cause.  It's the second annual Twestival, and all proceeds will go to Concern Worldwide,  a humanitarian organization that has dedicated itself to reducing suffering and eliminating poverty. Read more

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