Wednesday, March 22, 2000

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  • Federal Court Rejects Congressional Representation for District of Columbia

    A federal court panel ruled Monday that District residents do not have a legal right to a vote in Congress, dealing a blow to a coalition of community leaders and political activists who hoped their arguments about fairness and democratic principles would help overturn 199 years of federal tradition.

  • Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

    President Clinton issued a strong appeal to India today to put down its nuclear arms and reach out to rival Pakistan to restart peace talks. Earlier today, Clinton wrapped up his visit to New Delhi, capital of the world’s most populous democracy, with an impassioned plea to India’s Parliament. He urged lawmakers to retreat from their nation’s growing nuclear weapons program and reopen closed lines of communication with its nuclear neighbor.

  • Calls for a New Energy Policy As Fuel Prices Soar

    With heating oil doubling to $2 a gallon and oil tripling to $30 a barrel, consumers, policymakers and energy experts are raising an issue that surfaced during the 1973 Arab oil embargo: the need for a new energy policy.

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