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8 hrs ago | Motorcycle USA

Drivers Privacy Act Now Includes Motorcycles

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, Michael Capuano, US House of Representatives

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

A year after the Senate scuttled President Barack Obama's drive for new firearms restrictions, congressional gun control supporters are significantly winnowing their 2014 legislative agenda.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Star Tribune

Sustain momentum on Great Lakes cleanup

The smooth pink granite rocks, windswept pines and sparkling waters of the Benjamin Islands create the vistas for which Lake Huron's Georgian Bay is famous.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Duluth, MN, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bloomberg

Smartphone Makers Agree on - Kill Switch' to Deter Thefts

Apple Inc. , AT&T Inc. and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies agreed to offer technology next year that would let customers remotely wipe data from their devices and render them inoperable when stolen.

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Related Topix: Startups, Apple, Electronics, Cell Phones, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US House of Representatives, Jose Serrano, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate

Car and Driver

Federal Legislation Introduced to Limit Access to Data from Vehicle Black Boxes

Two U.S. senators want to protect drivers from having their car's "black box" data accessed by insurance companies or other prying eyes who might use its data against them.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, Autos

Free Republic

EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mon Apr 14, 2014

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Klobuchar in Mexico to stop sex trafficking, heroin epidemic

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is in Mexico working with that country's leaders to help end our mutual heroin and sex trafficking problems.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Sat Apr 12, 2014

TwinCities

Minnesota's rinks in tough position with EPA coolant ban

Dean Mulso, Burnsville's recreation facilities manager, checks a gauge on a compressor that runs the city's ice-making system at its two arenas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Burnsville, MN, St. Paul, MN

Hotel Interactive

U.S. Travel Hails Bipartisan Move to Extend Brand USA

The U.S. Travel Association today hailed the introduction of Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014, which would reauthorize Brand USA - a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to increasing inbound international travel to the United States.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Representative Gus Bilirakis, Representative Peter Welch

Star Tribune

Lack of earmarks makes Washington cash harder to come by

In the post-earmark era, Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon and others fly to Washington seeking money to expand Duluth runway.

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Related Topix: Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, US National Guard, US Military, US Air Force

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Klobuchar headed back to Iowa

Sen. Amy Klobuchar , who some have mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is headed back to Iowa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Iowa

Motorcycle World

Driver Privacy Act amended to secure motorcyclists' info

A proposed change in the language of the Driver Privacy Act in the U.S. Senate would expand the bill's scope to protect all information recorded by event data recorders installed on all "motor vehicles," including motorcycles, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Pickerington, OH, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator John Hoeven

Star Tribune

Gophers victory sweet for Klobuchar, Franken

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, US Governors, John Hoeven, Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Hotel News Resource

Hotel Industry Urges Swift Passage of Brand USA Reauthorization Legislation

The American Hotel & Lodging Association , the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee lodging industry, thanks Senators Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt and Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and Peter Welch for today introducing legislation to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 until FY 2020 and reauthorize Brand ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Representative Gus Bilirakis, Representative Peter Welch

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KSTP

Patent Troll Crackdown Stalls as Debate on Reform Bill Delayed in D.C.

From small businesses to some of our state's largest employers, it's an issue many Minnesotans are following closely.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat

Autoblog

Senate committee votes to keep driver black box data private

Drivers are one step safer to having improved privacy behind the wheel. The Senate Commerce Committee has granted bipartisan approval to legislation that aims to protect the information on automotive Event Data Recorders , also known as black boxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator John Hoeven

CBS News

How many Americans make it to 100?

Thelma Austin, who planned planning to celebrate her 105th birthday in March, poses for a photo at the River North of Bradley nursing homeFeb. 17, 2014, in Bradley, Ill.

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Related Topix: Bradley, IL, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Light Reading

Amid Hearings, Comcast Ups Speeds/Hotspots

Even as executive vice president David L. Cohen testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday regarding the proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition, the Comcast home team released news that the company has now activated more than 1 million WiFi hotspots and increased Internet speeds for customers in the Northeast.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, Al Franken

VentureBeat

5 takeaways from the Comcast-TWC merger Senate hearing

The fate of the open Internet is at stake over one very important decision. And yet, C-SPAN 3 did not receive Super Bowl-level viewership during its 3-hour broadcast of the Comcast-TWC merger Senate hearing yesterday.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Directv

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Detroit News

Senate panel votes to protect driver 'black box' privacy

Washington --A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday that aims to guard driver privacy by ensuring the vehicle owner also owns any information collected by a so-called "black box" or event data recorder.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, US Governors, John Hoeven, Texas

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