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National Briefing #650929

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 18, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Judge's ruling throwing out the death sentence against Mumia Abu-Jabal for killing a Philadelphia policeman 20 years ago; fire at Saint John's Cathedral in New York City; government's plans to use an experimental vaccine for those exposed to anthrax bacteria and the Senate passage of an education reform bill reported.


(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) Lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to get Congressional money examined; details given of various spending projects, including the decision for a pay raise for members of Congress. [Senators Tim HUTCHINSON, John McCAIN - debate what is a catfish.] [US Parachute Association Ed SCOTT - cites the financial problems for skydiving clubs.] [National Taxpayers Union vice president Peter SEPP - says Congress is wasting time and money.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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