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Sarah Hutcheson, left, does a short interview with Leslie Wardman of Ambiance Matchmaking at a downtown Chicago office on Oct. 1. Wardman matches people on first dates. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Digital age niche for matchmakers

Online dating site behemoths are not for everyone; lovelorn gladly pay a premium for personal interaction

The 1940s-era Oak Ridge, Tenn., plant is a linchpin of the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons complex, responsible for making thermonuclear assemblies for hydrogen bombs. It has become increasingly costly to operate because of aging equipment, deteriorating facilities and soaring overhead costs. (Courtesy of the Energy Dept.)

America’s nuclear readiness showing its age

Our aging atomic arsenal is growing increasingly more costly to operate and maintain. Analysts blame it on deteriorating equipment and facilities, soaring costs and mismanagement.