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  Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US  Washington: President Barack Obama has criticised the US Congress for failing to back his request for a $1.9bn fund to combat the spreading Zika virus Sandy aid bill approved by US House  House of Representatives: The US Congress has passed an emergency aid package for victims of 'superstorm' Sandy, days after an outcry over a delay in approval   Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers
  Trump seeks $7.8bn for flood recovery

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  US President has asked Congress for $7.8bn (6bn) as an initial payment to help with recovery efforts following flooding in Texas and Louisiana

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  Chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by an angry US Congressional panel his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

  Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Jun.15   US oil firms 'not ready' for leak
  Congressional panel: The major oil companies drilling off the US coastline are as unprepared as BP for a major spil
May.12   Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was faulty
May.11 Blame game as US fights oil spill  U.S. Senate: Oil executives frm BP and Transocean have traded blame in Congress over the Gulf Coast oil spill, as the battle to contain it continues May.10 Oil firms 'set for Senate clash'  U.S. Senate: Firms in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster are set to present conflicting claims at the first US Senate hearing

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Nov.30   Global effort on World Aids Day
  Bush has urged the Congress to authorise the doubling of financial aid to combat HIV to $30bn over the next five years

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Feb.28 NASA chief blasted over shuttle memos  House of Representatives: Sean O'Keefe endured searing criticism in a congressional hearing at House Science Committee

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Oct.23   Dead postal workers had anthrax
  Both men worked at the post office that sorted mail for the Congress


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