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Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
By United Press International

Senate Dems favor allowing NASA to go ahead with asteroid capture plan

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats say a new bill would allow NASA to go ahead with its plan to lasso an asteroid as part of a future mission to send astronauts to Mars.

Florida citrus industry plagued by disease with no known cure

MIAMI, May 10 (UPI) -- Officials in Florida's citrus industry say a bacterial disease with no known cure has infected all 32 of the state's citrus-growing counties.

GAO: Departing workers misled on 401(k)s

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Money management firms often provide misleading information to employees on how to handle their retirement savings when they switch jobs, a federal report said.

Statoil prioritizes Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS, March 21 (UPI) -- The focus on leases in the central Gulf of Mexico highlights an investment drive for North American oil, Norwegian energy major Statoil said.

U.S. lawmakers want tight offshore noose

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Oil companies trying to drill deeper than ever in the risk-prone areas of the Gulf of Mexico don't need the government's help, two U.S. lawmakers said.

New Hampshire debates new cremation method

CONCORD, N.H., March 7 (UPI) -- New Hampshire lawmakers preliminarily approved a new form of cremation that opponents have likened to "flushing granny down the drain."
Panel votes to recommend Hagel

Panel votes to recommend Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Senate panel Tuesday voted along party lines 14-11 to recommend the full Senate approve Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S. defense secretary.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Sen. Bill Nelson joins Fla. snake hunt

DAVIE, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is one of the hundreds of people signed up to hunt pythons in the Everglades, a spokesman said.

Former Florida Gov. condemns election law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist criticized current Gov. Rick Scott's signing of a election law that he said helped suppress the vote in the state.
Former R Charlie Crist becomes a D

Former R Charlie Crist becomes a D

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Charlie Crist, elected governor of Florida as a Republican, became a Democrat during a White House Christmas reception Friday.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."
Romney calls for bigger U.S. Navy

Romney calls for bigger U.S. Navy

PENSACOLA, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took his call for a bigger Navy Saturday to Florida, home of Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Flooded Florida seeks $26M in federal aid

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Florida officials say they will ask for more than $26 million in federal aid this week after the summer's record rainfall left behind damage in seven counties.
Republican rips into vets jobs bill

Republican rips into vets jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A senior Republican U.S. senator Wednesday dismissed a veterans jobs bill put forward by Democrats as just political posturing.

Heart patient helped by senators dies

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Jim Kuhn, a Florida heart patient who involved three U.S. senators in helping him get a heart pump, has died, his brother announced Wednesday.

Woman charged in anthrax letter hoax

JASPER, Fla., July 25 (UPI) -- A Florida woman was indicted for mailing fake anthrax letters to government officials and the state's two U.S. senators, the U.S. attorney's office said.

LeMieux leaves Florida Senate race

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- George LeMieux announced in a video to supporters Wednesday he has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida.
U.S. to ban invasive snake species

U.S. to ban invasive snake species

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government Tuesday banned the import and interstate transportation of four non-native constrictor snake species that threaten sensitive ecosystems.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Sen. Nelson in Islamic donation dispute

Sen. Nelson in Islamic donation dispute

OCALA, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has become entangled in a dispute over whether an ardent Islamic activist made a political contribution.
Boeing to create space capsule in Florida

Boeing to create space capsule in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Boeing Co. will manufacture its CST-100 spacecraft for launches to the International Space Station in Florida under an agreement with NASA, the agency says.
Connie Mack to run for U.S. Senate

Connie Mack to run for U.S. Senate

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., has decided to run for the U.S. Senate next year, a senior adviser said.
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