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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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Lawmaker's role in airport deal questioned

Mar 30, 2006
California congressman Gary Miller may have used his office to close an airport so that his former business partners could profit by developing the land into houses. John Dimsdale reports.
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Border issues top talks between Bush, Canada's PM

Mar 30, 2006
President Bush and Canada's new Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet today at a summit in Cancun, Mexico. Harper will likely want to discuss Canadian businesses' growing concern about stricter US border policies. Steve McNalley reports.
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Businesses wary of stricter oversight

Mar 30, 2006
In the wake of the failed Dubai Ports deal, lawmakers meet today to discuss strengthening government oversight of similar deals. Some business leaders worry the government might go too far. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Senate lobbying bill is weak, critics say

Mar 30, 2006
The Senate passed a lobbying reform bill Wednesday on a vote of 90-8, but as Tess Vigeland reports, critics say the bill does little to change the status quo.
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Senate approves lobbying reform bill

Mar 29, 2006
The Senate approved a bill today that revises ethics rules regarding politicians and lobbyists. And even though many think the bill is just a partial cleaning at best, lawmakers are putting it through the political spin cycle. Scott Tong reports.
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More MPGs required for SUVs, light trucks

Mar 29, 2006
The Department of Transportation announced today it would raise the average fuel-economy standard for light trucks and SUVs to 24 mpg by 2011. John Dimsdale reports.
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