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Protesters convicted of breaking into nuclear facility

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An 83-year-old nun and two fellow protesters were convicted Wednesday of interfering with national security when they broke into a Tennessee nuclear weapons facility and defaced a uranium processing plant.

It took a jury about 2½ hours to find the protesters guilty of a charge of sabotaging the plant and second charge of damaging federal property in July the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge in July.

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