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A little benzene with that soda?

Apr 6, 2006
The FDA has found benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in a number of soft drinks. But the agency says there's nothing to worry about. A watchdog group is contesting the agency's findings and methods. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Junk food could get held back

Apr 6, 2006
A bill introduced in Congress would effectively ban the sale of junk food in public schools. If approved, students might have to go someplace other than the cafeteria vending machine to get their Cheetos. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Mexico holds the key to immigration woes

Apr 6, 2006
While lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do with the 12 million people who are in this country illegally, author and commentator David Frum says the place to begin reform isn't here. It's in Mexico.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

The new school lunch

Apr 6, 2006
Federal lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation today that would set new standards for school lunches. Gone are sodas, candy bars and snack foods. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Is tax-free trade enough for Pakistan's poor?

Apr 5, 2006
Although the US won't offer Pakistan nuclear technology, it has offered some Pakistani industries tax-free access to US markets. But Pakistani businessmen aren't satisfied. Miranda Kennedy explains why.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

New port security rules proposed

Apr 5, 2006
The House and Senate are considering legislation that would require all cargo containers entering the country to be screened for radioactive material. Amy Scott reports.
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EPA under fire for clean-air standards

Apr 5, 2006
A Senate committee is scheduled today to consider President Bush's nominee to oversee clean-air programs at the Environmental Protection Agency. But the real focus is likely to be the agency's recent moves to loosen clean-air standards. Scott Tong reports.
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Online betting ban considered

Apr 5, 2006
Congress is considering legislation that would outlaw the placing of bets online. But professional gamblers have a different idea in mind. Bente Birkeland reports.
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Immigration debate drives a wedge into GOP

Apr 3, 2006
The U.S. Senate digs into immigration reform this week, including a bill that would create a guest worker program. The president and many immigrant groups support the idea, but it's pitting Republican against Republican. Scott Tong reports.
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China, US and EU argue over auto parts

Mar 31, 2006
China has attacked the United States and the Eurpean Union for escalating a trade row over auto parts. The US and the EU have accused China of trying to restrict the import of foreign components. Stephen Beard reports.
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