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Democrats join GOP to pass bill authorizing pediatrics research funds

Democrats join GOP to pass bill authorizing pediatrics research funds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The House approved authorizing a shift of $12.5 million from U.S. political conventions to pediatric medical research, a vote one Democrat called "a message."
Christie sets special election for Lautenberg's Senate seat for Oct.

Christie sets special election for Lautenberg's Senate seat for Oct.

TRENTON, N.J., June 4 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created by the death of Frank Lautenberg will be Oct. 16.
GOP hands out speaking awards

GOP hands out speaking awards

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Seven Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have received commemorative oil cans for expending the most CO2 on the subject of energy.

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By United Press International

Senate in balance as Torricelli quits race

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Vowing he would not be responsible for the loss of Democratic control of the Senate, Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, D-N.J., announced Monday that he will pull out of the race for re-election.
SHARON OTTERMAN and NICHOLAS M. HORROCK

House considers re-importation of drugs

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A Congressional committee is considering legislation that would allow pharmaceuticals from other countries to be reimported into the United States, which should help senior citizens to afford their medications.
KATRINA WOZNICKI, UPI Science News

Capital Comment for March 5

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
By United Press International
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Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) speaks at a press conference about West Virginia schools and wildlife that are being threaded by mountain top removal coal mining, in Washington on September 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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