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House Science Committee has paid more attention to aliens than climate change

House Science Committee has paid more attention to aliens than climate change

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The House committee for Science, Space, and Technology has held more hearings on finding extraterrestrial life than the repercussions of climate change.
Aileen Graef
Concerns over Russia spill into NASA budget discussion

Concerns over Russia spill into NASA budget discussion

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Concerns over deteriorating relations with Russia spilled into Thursday's subcommittee hearing on NASA's budget for next year.
Gabrielle Levy
House committee chairman urges NASA to make 'flyby' Mars mission

House committee chairman urges NASA to make 'flyby' Mars mission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith asked NASA to consider sending a manned 'flyby' Mars mission as early as 2021.
Ananth Baliga
Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The likelihood of life on other planets is "very high," a planetary scientist told a House committee in a hearing some Democrats chided as evading U.S. issues.
Acting IRS chief resigns, Obama promises 'new safeguards'

Acting IRS chief resigns, Obama promises 'new safeguards'

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service has resigned after "inexcusable" misconduct by some IRS personnel.

Keystone XL part of climate debate, lawmakers told

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline is part of a larger conversation regarding climate change, the Natural Resources Defense Council said.
Politics 2013: Is third time a charm for immigration reform?

Politics 2013: Is third time a charm for immigration reform?

Both President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators say they want to fix the country's immigration system Obama called "out of date and badly broken."
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators offered a proposal to revamp the country's immigration laws Monday, saying the time is here to begin fixing the system
House votes to strike 'lunatic' from laws

House votes to strike 'lunatic' from laws

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that would remove the word "lunatic" from U.S. laws with one dissent.

Bill to overhaul visa system fails

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a bill designed to reallocate visas to foreign nationals with science and technology skills.
Deluge of immigrant applications expected

Deluge of immigrant applications expected

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A deluge of requests was expected Wednesday when 1.2 million undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children could seek a temporary reprieve.
House OKs bill limiting Obama authority

House OKs bill limiting Obama authority

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday approved a bill that would largely prevent President Barack Obama from creating new federal regulations for the remainder of his term.

Holder accused of 'stonewalling'

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of "stonewalling" during a hearing Thursday on a botched gun operation.

Protect IP and SOPA legislation postponed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Congressional leaders Friday postponed action on anti-Internet piracy legislation, apparently feeling the pressure from tech companies and online activists.

Wikipedia to shut down in censorship row

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Web site Wikipedia says it will show solidarity with the protest against an anti-piracy bill before the U.S. Congress by shutting down for a day.
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Lamar Smith
MIA2001010607 - 06 JANUARY 2001- MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Miami Dolphin runningback Lamar Smith (26) in first half action against the Miami Dolphins January 6, 2002. The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 34-7 at Pro Player stadium in Miami, Florida. Lamar Smith ran for a record 158 yards. mk/sk/Susan Knowles UPI
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Lamar Smith (1892 – August 13, 1955) was a U.S. civil rights figure, black farmer, World War I veteran and an organizer of black voter registration. He was shot to death in broad daylight at close range on the lawn of the Lincoln County courthouse in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Some contemporary reports say there were many white witnesses, including the local sheriff, who saw a white man covered with blood leaving the scene. No witnesses would come forward and the three men who had been arrested went free.

Smith apparently had attended meetings of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), probably the largest civil rights organization in the state. He was also a personal friend of the RCNL's president, Dr. T.R.M. Howard of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Smith's murder was one of several racially motivated attacks in Mississippi during 1955. The other incidents included the murder of George W. Lee, a civil rights leader in Belzoni (May), the killing of Emmett Till, a black teenager visiting from Chicago (August), and the shooting of Gus Courts (December), a civil rights associate of Lee in Belzoni. The Smith case was cited in the NAACP's pamphlet M is for Murder and Mississippi.

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