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Republican Lawmakers Criticize NPS Ammunition Ban Proposal

A group of 13 U.S. senators sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar complaining about the National Park Service’s (NPS) attempts to ban the use of traditional ammunition in parks that allow hunting.

Research Sheds Light On Why Diabetics Should Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, but the strength of the link in diabetics has always puzzled scientists who are now beginning to understand some of the reasons behind it.

Lawmakers Try To Block The Closure Of Guantanamo

The Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba may not be closed after all if the slew of legislative measures proposed in several upcoming spending bills is passed.

New Research Stresses Importance Of Iron Intake

In response to the alarm sounded by the World Health Organization, which estimates some 2 billion people around the world are iron-deficient, scientists in Switzerland have unveiled a new species of rice that has six times more iron than normal.

CBO Lowers Healthcare Price Estimate

In a decision that is likely to please Democrats, the Congressional Budget Office has said the healthcare reform bill presented by the Senate Finance Committee will cost $829 billion over the next 10 years.

How To Survive A Tsunami

The devastating tsunami that hit Western Pacific Islands, including American Samoa earlier this week, killing at least 168 people, has brought the issue of preparedness and survival into focus once again.

Democrats Find New Ways Of Pushing Through A Public Healthcare Option

Although the Senate Finance Committee rejected amendments to create a national government-run health insurance program earlier in the week, the Democrats were able to push through a provision for state-level public options on Thursday.

New Bill Will Improve Climate, Deliver Green Jobs, Democrats Say

Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer of California and John Kerry of Massachusetts have unveiled a climate change bill which promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new jobs.

Gun Control Efforts Hurt Small Businesses, Industry Insiders Say

A newly released report which suggests regulations on small businesses in California have cost the state an estimated $492 million and 3.8 million jobs have spurred gun rights advocates to lobby the governor to veto three upcoming gun control bills.

U.S. Announces Transfer Of Guantanamo Prisoners

The Department of Justice has revealed three detainees have been transferred from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Ireland and Yemen.


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