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2005-10-24 15:54:12

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - More than two years before Iowa's caucuses kick off the 2008 White House race, the state is already crowded with potential presidential hopefuls looking for a head start on the campaign.

2005-09-30 16:41:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday quickly signed into law a measure to keep funds flowing to federal agencies through November 18, averting any chance of a government-wide shutdown this weekend.

2005-09-30 12:28:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday passed legislation to keep funds flowing to federal agencies through November 18, averting any chance of a government-wide shutdown this weekend. The House of Representatives passed identical legislation on Thursday and President George W.

2005-09-29 16:04:29

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Senate Democrats on Thursday sought to add nearly $4 billion to the U.S. fight against the deadly avian flu, with most of the money to be used to stock up on an anti-viral drug.

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2005-09-29 16:00:00

A group of Senate Democrats on Thursday sought to add nearly $4 billion to the U.S. fight against the deadly avian flu, with most of the money to be used to stock up on an anti-viral drug.

2005-09-22 11:05:26

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a $100 billion Agriculture Department annual funding bill on Thursday that would prevent states from privatizing the food stamp program by sending some administrative jobs to overseas call centers.

2005-09-08 18:55:56

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Sept 8 - The federal agency that insures private pensions would be able to cut deals with individual companies granting more time to pay pension liabilities under a bill approved by a Senate panel on Thursday.

2005-07-29 07:25:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare break with President Bush, the most powerful Republican in the Senate, Majority Leader Bill Frist, threw his support behind legislation to expand embryonic stem cell research Friday.

2005-07-12 13:51:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of human-embryo research wielded politics and science on Tuesday in last-minute battles to push some kind of stem cell legislation through the Senate.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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