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Keep pork-barrel politics out of research funding

The federal government makes a crucial investment in the nation’s future when it provides funding for scientific research. These precious resources have produced breakthrough discoveries that led to new therapies, innovative technologies,...

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The annual battle for renewables

Ethanol is now blended into 97% of the U.S. gasoline supply, helping to slash dependence on foreign oil, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save consumers at the pump. But EPA’s recently announced proposed targets for the inclusion of biofuels...

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Fans deserve protection in the ticket marketplace

There has been a lot of news recently about the difficult experience some fans have when it comes to buying, selling or transferring tickets to live events. In fact there are two bills now introduced in...

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Picnic in the park with water

International Picnic Day is June 18, and Americans get to go into the great outdoors and enjoy time with family and friends. The National Park Service (NPS) is actively promoting the event as part of its Centennial celebrations, in collaboration...

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