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Issues in the News
CNN contrasts the current high gas prices in the U.S. with other nations where taxes and regulations combine to raise per-gallon prices much higher: $4.74 in Switzerland, $5.79 in the UK and $6.48 in the Netherlands.
CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell on how staying out of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming has helped ensure a future of affordable energy for U.S. consumers.
The popularity of online poker tournaments expands with gamblers despite a U.S. ban.
CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on the attempt to stop consumers from patronizing offshore gambling sites by linking financial transactions to money laundering and terrorism.
3. HEALTH & SAFETY
Scientific American finds a growing number of researchers questioning the public health reality of the so-called “epidemic” of obesity in the U.S..
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