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Top Of The Morning News: December 17, 2012

The European Union takes a second look at horse meat from the United States.  KU lobbies for research grants to be saved in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Drugged-Up Horsemeat From U.S. Showing Up In Europe

More than 100,000 American horses – race horses, ranch horses, teaching stable horses - are eaten abroad every year. But they’re not slaughtered in the U.S. We closed down slaughterhouses nine years ago. Instead we export our “unwanted horses” live to Canada and Mexico where they’re processed and shipped on, mostly to the European Union and also to Japan.  But now the EU is beginning to have second thoughts because many American horses are given drugs.  Read more here.

KU Lobbies To Save Research Grants

Amid negotiations in Washington to year end avoid budget  cuts and tax hikes, universities are lobbying against grant reductions.  The University of Kansas is making  arguments through its own lobbyist, who says research grants are vulnerable at a time like this.

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