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Bill Clinton Offers Formal Endorsement to Obama Presidency

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bill Clinton, America’s 42nd president, takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, when he will tell a national audience why he believes President Barack Obama should be reelected. Mr. Clinton — who left office after two terms nearly 12 years ago — is expected to direct his message to middle-class Americans. His […]

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US House Passes Internet Security Bill Despite Veto Threat

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at securing the nation’s computer networks from cyber attackers, but opposed by the Obama administration because of privacy concerns. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which passed Thursday , allows private companies to voluntarily share data about potential threats or attacks on their networks […]

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Virginia Approves Restrictive Abortion Bill

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the state of Virginia have passed a measure that will require women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound examination first. A final vote passed easily in the Republican-controlled House of Delegates Thursday, and Governor Bob McDonnell has said he will sign it into law. The examination procedure nominally is intended to determine […]

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Virginia Approves Restrictive Abortion Bill

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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A measure that would require women in Virginia to undergo an external ultrasound before having an abortion has cleared its final legislative hurdle. The bill was approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House of Delegates . The bill initially mandated women seeking an abortion to undergo a more invasive vaginal ultrasound, or imaging probe, to determine […]

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Virginia Lawmakers Scuttle ‘Personhood’ Bill

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in Virginia have abandoned attempts to pass a controversial bill this year that would grant legal protections to a human embryo, which opponents said amounted to outlawing abortion. The state Senate voted Thursday to send the bill back to a committee for consideration, putting it on hold until next year’s legislative session. The so-called […]

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Uganda Government Voices Opposition to Anti-Gay Bill

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Ugandan government says it does not support a controversial anti-homosexuality bill that was re-introduced to parliament this week. A government statement released late Wednesday said neither the prime minister nor the cabinet support the bill, and that it is not part of the government’s legislative agenda. But it added that lawmakers have the constitutional […]

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Uganda Government Voices Opposition to Anti-Gay Bill

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Ugandan government says it does not support a controversial anti-homosexuality bill that was re-introduced to parliament last week. A government statement released late Wednesday said neither the prime minister nor the cabinet support the bill, and that it is not part of the government’s legislative agenda. But it added that lawmakers have the constitutional […]

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US Senate Passes Insider Trading Ban

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to stop members of Congress, top aides and senior administration officials from buying or selling stocks based on information not available to the public — a practice known as “insider trading.” The Senate passed the bill Thursday by a vote of 96 to 3. It now goes to […]

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Bill Gates Teams With China on New Nuclear Reactor

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has teamed with China to jointly develop a new type of nuclear reactor, which would be better for the environment and reduce the need for uranium enrichment and reprocessing. Gates says the travelling-wave reactor technology is low-cost, very safe and will generate little waste. He spoke at a […]

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Obama: Republican Blockage of Jobs Bill ‘Makes No Sense’

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is criticizing Senate Republicans for blocking a bill to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, saying their move “makes no sense.” Mr. Obama said Thursday that the bill would have put more than 1 million unemployed Americans back to work building roads and bridges and improve airports and transit systems. He said it […]

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