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Friday, September 17, 2021

Dems kill GOP plans to drill Alaska for oil

Senate Democrats succeeded on Wednesday in killing a Republican plan to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that was part of a massive $453 billion wartime military spending bill that later passed.

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Patriot Act gets six-month reprieve

The Senate on Wednesday passed a six-month extension of the terror-fighting USA Patriot Act as a last resort after Democrats and a small group of GOP senators blocked President Bush and Republican congressional leaders’ attempt to make most of the anti-terrorism law permanent.

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Intelligent decision on intelligent design

Federal District Judge John Jones had a decisive, but, alas, probably not final, judgment on an ongoing high-school controversy: “The overwhelming evidence is that intelligent design is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism and not a scientific theory.”

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No perks for contributors to losers

Three-and-a-half months after Hurricane Katrina, the water in New Orleans has receded. And trial lawyer Calvin Fayard, a top fund-raiser for Sen. John F. Kerry’s presidential bid last year, sees the city coming back to life.

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Year of the storm

Hurricanes displaced political storms as the stories that dominated the nation’s agenda in 2005. The year went into the record books as the stormiest since the government began collecting data in the 19th century and established a new record for hurricanes.

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