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Dingell race tops Tuesday's contests

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Tuesday's Democratic primary is a bit different this time around for veteran Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. Not only has his working-class congressional district been redrawn to include the University of Michigan, the new map put him into the same district wi

UPI's Capital Comment for July 30, 2002

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Homeland plan gets more amendments

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- House members show little reluctance to tell the White House where its proposed Department of Homeland Security falls short, as evidenced by amendments coming out of a House Energy and Commerce Committee session Thursday.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

DOE: Cost main issue with fuel cell cars

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The vision of hydrogen-powered cars on U.S. roads hinges on decreasing the cost of fuel cells and increasing their reliability, government and auto industry off
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

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Yucca veto override officially underway

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Nevada's Yucca Mountain moved one step close to becoming the nation's nuclear waste storage site Tuesday when a House subcommittee overwhelmingly approved a bil
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Hearing reveals support for Yucca

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A House bill meant to override Nevada's veto of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site faces little real opposition, comments at a hearing Thurs
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

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Arab-Americans, peace, and civil liberties

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders called for peace in the Middle East and respect for civil liberties at home at an awards dinner of the Arab American Institute Founda
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Living-Today: Issues of modern living

BIG OIL VS. TREE-HUGGERS Senators, environmentalists, religious leaders, labor advocates and Native Indians gathered near the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to protest efforts to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
By United Press International

Analysis: Kid-safe Web bill falls short

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee, in attempting to provide parents with a "cyberspace sanctuary" for their children, instead approved legislation Wednesday that might also create a domain devoid of many features that make the Internet useful.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Think tanks explore broadband issues

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Although technical issues usually overwhelm the discussion, disagreements over whether to regulate the technologies underlying broadband Internet access have th
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent

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Think Tanks Wrap-up

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GAO: Congress has 'right' to energy data

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- General Accounting Office Comptroller General David M. Walker told United Press International Wednesday the GAO would file suit against the White House in two t
MARK BENJAMIN

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Meserve: Nuke plants difficult targets

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the country's nuclear power plants remain at their highest state of alert following the Sept. 11 attacks.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Sen. Gramm's wife gets Enron subpoena

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Senate panel probing energy conglomerate Enron Corp.'s sudden collapse has subpoenaed the wife of Texas Republican Sen. Phil Gramm, Enron Director Wendy Gramm
MARK BENJAMIN and NICHOLAS M. HORROCK

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 9, 2002

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Think Tanks Wrap-up

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The broadband shibboleth

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The telecom sector makes up over one-sixth of the U.S. economy, and when it sneezes the rest of the economy catches a cold.
LARRY SPIWAK, Special to United Press International

House members criticize NextWave deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee chambers resounded with accident metaphors Tuesday as members took turns damming and praising a proposed settlement to f
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

House accepts terror bill amid acrimony

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The House Friday accepted a reform bill to give law enforcement new powers to fight terrorism, including relaxed requirements for spying on suspects and electro
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO
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