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  • Wildlife Extinction Bill threatens endangered species

    Wildlife Extinction Bill threatens endangered species

    July 22, 2005

    Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.), a longtime foe of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), is about to introduce a bill that will dramatically alter the reach of the act. Titled the “Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act...

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  • Jeb plays games with Florida class size

    Jeb plays games with Florida class size

    July 22, 2005

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a decision that could have a significant negative impact on students with disabilities, Education Department officials here claim the state’s constitutional amendment limiting class size provides no flexibility for co-teachers in “inclusion...

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  • Talks on nuclear-free Korea to resume

    Talks on nuclear-free Korea to resume

    July 22, 2005

    After a 13-month hiatus, the six-party talks aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula are scheduled to resume July 26 in Beijing. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) agreed to return...

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  • Private bid threatens Texas social services

    Private bid threatens Texas social services

    July 22, 2005

    Commentary SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Legislature passed HB 2292 in 2003, which, 150 amendments later, threatens to destroy vital health and human services such as food stamps, Medicaid and help for the elderly. The bill’s...

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  • Bush administration stiffs UN population agency

    Bush administration stiffs UN population agency

    July 22, 2005

    UNITED NATIONS — In a move that could cost the lives of tens of thousands of people, the Bush administration has refused to give a penny to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the agency’s recently...

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