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An emissary of the Mong clan finds Teacher Wong hiding out, and claims that in exchange for martial arts lessons, Mong Fan will use his political clout
to clear his name.
Savimbi was succeeded by a series of UNITA leaders, but the movement was so closely associated with Savimbi that it never
vote on Climate Security Act, Grist News, June 2, 2008 The days before the vote had been marked by parliamentary maneuvers and bitter accusations over divergent estimates of the bill's future costs.
The 45 to 43 cloture
vote to end the Fortas debate included 10 Republicans and 35 Democrats voting for cloture
, and 24 Republicans and 19 Democrats voting against cloture
The United States Senate requires a supermajority of three-fifths to move to a vote through a cloture
motion, which closes debate on a bill or nomination, thus ending a filibuster by a minority of members.
The bill was introduced in the United States Senate on May 9, 2007, but was never voted on, though a series of votes on amendments and cloture
The Senate's consideration of the conference report was somewhat less heated, as cloture
on it was invoked by a vote of 70-29.
If the Senate does invoke cloture
, debate does not end immediately; instead, further debate is limited to 30 additional hours unless increased by another three-fifths vote.
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Have you ever liked a piece of art so much you feel like you’re part of it? Well, a museum in the Philippines is helping people do just that. Art in Island, a museum in Manila, created by a group of Korean artists, features over a hundred unique three dimensional paintings that encourage people to pose in front of them. Each artwork is created in such a way that when...
Was this a hideout for German Nazi officers? Deep in Argentina’s northern jungle, archaeologists have discovered the ruins of what may have originally been a Nazi hiding place. “It’s a defendable site, a protected site, an inaccessible site, where you can live peacefully in hiding. We believe we’ve found a refuge for the Nazi hierarchy.”Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires...
When most people tell you they have a couple of cats at home, these probably aren't the type of cat you’d expect, but for one family in Gaza, these lion cubs are their household pets.
Lioness Mona and Alex, who’s a male, were born in the battle-torn Gaza Strip to parents that were smuggled through a ...
Window cleaners have an accident
A terrifying ordeal for two window cleaners in China, as the platform they were working on began swinging violently and smashing into the building. The incident, which took place outside the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, lasted for 15 minutes with their cradle slamming into a wall at one point, sending glass flying into the building and down to the ground.
The hat which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte wore during the Battle of Waterloo is on its way back to the battlefield which saw his demise.
The two-cornered, or bicorne hat, is normally kept in a museum in Sens in east of Paris.
It was the one Napoleon wore on June 18th, 1815 when ...