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GMO Legislation Passes Despite Day of Opposition

A Genetically Modified Organism(GMO) labeling amendment passed tonight by a 63-30 vote. The measure is viewed as a serious compromise, and faced sustained opposition on the floor today. 269 more words

Parliamentarian Earns Her Pay

A comical scene played out this evening in the waning hours of the Senate session that left members scratching their heads over the contents of a bill that was moved by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY. 366 more words

Illinois peeps, check out - Senate Republicans Resolute in Refusal to Weigh Supreme Court Pick

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, urged Democrats to get back to work rather than waste time on an argument they will not win.. via NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/1Mn09nb

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Western Brook Fjord, Gros Morne

The southern trails were in sharp contrast to Western Brook Pond fjord. I’d hiked for an hour through low, but lush vegetation to arrive at a jetty where the tour boat would head out. 246 more words

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Best Science Book of the Year: Your Water Footprint

Celebrating the Best in Canadian Science Writing

28 September 2015

Stephen Leahy won the prestigious Lane Anderson Award for the best science writing in Canada in 2014 for his book  271 more words

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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Situation In Guatemala

What is happening in Guatemala today is both unique and encouraging in the way it has inspired and united, for the first time in Guatemala’s history, indigenous and non-indigenous, both rural and urban groups, poor and middle class that previously did not share a common agenda.  1,417 more words

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