Politics

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May 19

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Debating Gun Control

In a move lauded by gun control advocates and Senate Democrats, Republican leaders have decided to allow consideration of more gun control amendments to the juvenile crime bill currently under consideration.

Apr 21

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Deadly School Violence

In what police have called an apparent "suicide mission," two students opened fire on classmates and faculty Tuesday at a suburban Denver high school, killing 15 and sending 23 to the hospital.

Apr 01

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Microsoft Talks Break Down

Talks between the Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down over the weekend. The following is a statement released April 1 by U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard Posner in Chicago, the talks' mediator.

Feb 25

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The White House Plan

President Clinton has declared that saving Social Security should be the priority when using the current budget surplus. The White House published the following description of their proposal.

Jul 30

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Mohamed Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928, in the village of Kafr- El Meselha in the Nile river Delta province of Menoufiya, one of the five children of an inspector of the ministry of justice.