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Quote of note
"Over the last four years, Lisa Jackson has shown an unwavering commitment to the health of our families and our children. Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, including implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution, taking important action to combat climate change under the Clean Air Act, and playing a key role in establishing historic fuel economy standards that will save the average American family thousands of dollars at the pump, while also slashing carbon pollution." - President Barack Obama on Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson. Jackson announced today that she will step down as head of the EPA after the President's January State of the Union speech.
News to know
Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated in an intensive care unit in a hospital in Houston, Texas. Bush has been hospitalized since Nov. 23 for a lingering cough after suffering from bronchitis. Bush is reportedly suffering from an elevated fever. He also has a form of Parkinson's and has needed a wheelchair for the past few years. His sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, along with other family members, have visited him over the holidays.
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