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US Rep Accused of Taking Passenger's 1st-Class Seat

United Airlines has apologized but says that's not what happened

(Newser) - United Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat, the AP reports. An airline spokesperson said Monday that its internal systems show the passenger, Jean-Marie Simon, canceled her... More »

No House Resolution Praising Jacko: Pelosi

(Newser) - The House of Representatives will not consider a resolution praising Michael Jackson’s humanitarianism, the Boston Globe reports. “A resolution, I think, would open up to contrary views to—that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with a resolution whose purpose is quite different,... More »

Jacko Proves Stumbling Block for House Dems

Resolution saluting 'global humanitarian' sets off controversy

(Newser) - The King of Pop is causing a headache for some House Democrats after one lawmaker very publicly called for a resolution honoring Michael Jackson as a “global humanitarian," Politico reports. Sheila Jackson-Lee displayed the resolution at yesterday's memorial; Dems now have to weigh supporting it in light... More »

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