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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Efforts to reach a budget agreement introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The stance of Republican Representative Chris Smith that United States payment of its United Nations dues be tied to cutting off funds to any group backing the right to an abortion examined; details given of the dilemma for Congressional Republicans. [SMITH - defends saving lives.] [US ambassador to the United Nations Richard HOLBROOKE - says this issue does not have anything to do with the UN.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The response of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd to the court ruling against "mountain top removal" in coal mining featured; details given of his plan to hold the budget hostage via filibustering unless his state gets an exemption from the law. [Friends of the Earth Courtney CUFF, Representative Christopher SHAYS - oppose Byrd's stance.]

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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