Democrats Call for Public Education Legislation
WAP2001012304 - 23 JANUARY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) supports the Democratic "Three R's" plan to increase the quality of public education January 23, 2001 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The "R's" stand for public education Reinvestment, Reinvention and Responsibility. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
Washington came in first in the League of American Bicyclists' ranking of bicycle-friendly states for the sixth consecutive year, the organization said.
Same-sex marriage is garnering new-found, or at least more publicized, acceptance across the United States, cutting across political and philosophical lines as the idea of two people of the same sex in a committed relationship isn't as off-putting as it was, say, a year ago.
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Two U.S. senators said Tuesday they favor gay marriage -- Mark Kirk of Illinois, just the second Republican solon to do so, and Democrat Tom Carper of Delaware.
The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed the "fiscal cliff" deal approved earlier in the Senate, raising taxes on upper-income households.
After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."
President Obama carried Delaware in Tuesday's election while Democrats also won all statewide races.
The U.S. Postal Service is expected to default on a $5.5 billion payment this week, but Sen. Tom Carper seems to be the only one who cares, observers say.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors, the first to be built in the United States since 1978.
A U.S. Army sergeant was being held without bail Tuesday in Delaware, charged with killing a woman he allegedly abducted at random.
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