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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Justice has revealed three detainees have been transferred from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Ireland and Yemen.
New academic work has found evidence that appears to challenge the conventional wisdom that all nitrates and nitrites are noxious to humans and suggests that those derived from natural sources, like plants, may in fact offer health benefits.
Despite warnings of cost and competition issues, Democratic lawmakers continue to promote the idea of a government-run public option, although their latest effort was rejected by the Senate Finance Committee.