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CQ Roll Call: Ethics Committee Investigates Bachus, Ron Barbar Announces Run For Gifford's House Seat

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Rep. Spencer Bachus, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is reportedly being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The Washington Post reports the probe involves allegations of insider trading. Meanwhile, Ron Barber, a top advisor to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, says he'll run to succeed her in a special election this year. Barber was shot twice in last year's Tucson rampage, which killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords. David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of the situations.

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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.
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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first to "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine.

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