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U. S. Congress Approves Landmark Conservation Bill

The Democratic-led U. S. Congress has given final approval to sweeping land and water conservation legislation that environmental groups praised as one of the most significant in U. S. history. The measure, a package of more than 160 bills, would set aside about two million acres (809,400 hectares) – parks, rivers, streams, desert, forest and

Obama Faces Democrat Discord On Spending Plans

Republicans are not the only ones in the U. S. Congress squawking about President Barack Obama’s record $3.55 trillion budget plan. Some of the president’s fellow top Democrats also are upset with certain provisions – including ones dealing with farm subsidies, tax deductions and industrial emissions. Opposition from Democrats and Republicans is likely to grab