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Congress Opens Hearings On Boston Bombing/AP NewsMinute
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says the marathon bombings should not be an excuse to move the country into a “police state mentality.” But Commissioner Edward Davis says security should be tightened through various means while protecting basic civil libert…
GOP Congress Members Review Forest Health
DENVER (AP) — Six Republican Westerners in Congress are headed to the Colorado state Capitol on Thursday to review forest management and wildfire prevention. The hearing will look at current forest management plans on federal lands. The lawmakers scheduled to attend are Rep. Steve Pearce of N…
Push For Family Unity In Immigation Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Religious and labor leaders are criticizing plans by senators writing an immigration bill to boost employment-based immigration and limit visas granted to people because of family ties. On a conference call Wednesday, officials representing the Roman Catholic Church, the AFL…
Budget Cuts Hurt Trade Policy, Official Says
WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration’s top trade official says budget cuts are making it more difficult to negotiate new trade deals and enforce existing ones. Demetrios Marantis, the acting U.S. Trade Representative, told the Senate Finance Committee that automatic cuts that went into…

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