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Senate Passes Energy, Water Bill

Posted: 07/30/2009 - The Senate has passed an energy spending bill that backs up President Barack Obama's promise to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility.

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Food Safety Bill Defeated In House

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A far-reaching food safety bill is expected to come up for another vote in the House, a day after it went down to defeat.

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Congress Urges Pardon For First Black Boxing Champ

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Congress has approved a resolution urging a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the late black heavyweight champion who was imprisoned because of his romantic ties with a white woman.

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House Republicans Unveil $700B Health Care Plan

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Even as Democrats in the House report a deal that could bring a September vote on a health care reform plan, Republicans there are unveiling a plan of their own.

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Democrats Urge GOP To Back Sotomayor

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders are calling on Republican senators to join them in voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor next week.

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Frank Threatens Banks To Stop Foreclosures

Posted: 07/29/2009 - A senior House Democrat is threatening banks that if they don't volunteer to save more homeowners from foreclosure, Congress will make them.

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Ruling Parties Win Majority In Kurdish Elections

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Iraq's election commission says regional President Massoud Barzani and the two ruling parties won majorities in Kurdish elections, but the opposition had a strong showing.

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China Welcomes 'Moderate' US Response To Riots

Posted: 07/29/2009 - A Chinese diplomat says China appreciates what he calls the "moderate attitude" of the U.S. response to ethnic riots in China's oil-rich Xinjiang region.

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House Panel Takes Harder Line On Wall Street Pay

Posted: 07/28/2009 - A House panel has voted to ban corporate pay practices at financial firms that encourage "inappropriate risk," going farther than President Barack Obama wanted in trying to rein in excessive salaries and bonuses on Wall Street.

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