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Hundreds take advantage of new Colorado civil union law

Hundreds take advantage of new Colorado civil union law

DENVER, May 1 (UPI) -- Hundreds of same-sex couples were on hand to apply for licenses early Wednesday morning as Colorado's law legalizing civil unions went into effect.
Fungal meningitis caused 37 needless deaths

Fungal meningitis caused 37 needless deaths

The widow of the first patient who died from fungal meningitis due to contaminated steroid injections told a Washington hearing her nightmare will never end, but many of the almost 600 sickened from the steroid say their nightmare doesn't seem to end either.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Meningitis widow: 'My nightmare won't end'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The widow of the first patient who died from fungal meningitis due to contaminated steroid injections told a Washington hearing her nightmare will never end.

DNC speakers praise Obama, pan Romney

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama would move the United States forward and Republican challenger Mitt Romney would take the country backward, Democrats said repeatedly Wednesday.
Healthcare ruling may come Thursday

Healthcare ruling may come Thursday

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court didn't rule Monday on President Obama's signature healthcare law, one of its biggest rulings "in the last 50, 60 years."

Congress questions 1-800-GET-THIN ads

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into ad campaigns that promote weight-loss surgery.

Fracking fluids under investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Members of Congress investigating chemicals used in U.S. natural gas "fracking" say they've revised their estimate of the amount of diesel fuel used.
Bill would spur development of antibiotics

Bill would spur development of antibiotics

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House that would spur development of new antibiotics drew praise from the Pew Health Group's Antibiotics and Innovation Project.
Lawmakers investigate shale gas toxicity

Lawmakers investigate shale gas toxicity

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Hundreds of chemicals, including toxic compounds, were injected underground to extract natural gas from shale, U.S. lawmakers said in a report.

Salazar said to be next interior secretary

DENVER, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama has selected Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., to head up the U.S. Interior Department, The Denver Post reported Monday.

Congresswoman leads rally on stem cells

DENVER, July 21 (UPI) -- As President George W. Bush arrived in Denver for a fundraiser Friday, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., led a demonstration in support of stem cell research.

Rove says Bush will veto stem-cell bill

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- White House aide Karl Rove says U.S. President George Bush is "emphatic" about vetoing a bill that allows embryonic stem-cell research, the Denver Post reports.

Call made to study child medical devices

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Scrutiny and monitoring of medical devices used by children needs to be improved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a panel has recommended.

Health Biz: Generics key to cost control

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. House subcommittee heard this week how an increase in generic drug usage would help patients and the healthcare sector save money. Lawmakers are looking for ways to increase competition between generics and more expensive brand names drugs.

Bush stem cell policy under attack by GOP

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Moderates within the president's own party reportedly are pushing for repeal of the Bush policy on embryonic stem-cell research in the United States.
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Diana Louise DeGette (born July 29, 1957) is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district, serving since 1997, and a Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

The district is based in Denver.

A fourth-generation Coloradan, DeGette was born in Tachikawa, Japan while her father served in the armed forces. She graduated from Colorado College where she was elected to the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society in 1979, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University in 1982. She then returned to Denver and began a law practice focusing on civil rights and employment litigation.

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