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The 25th Amendment was never invoked after President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981. Reagan did temporarily transfer power to Vice President George H. W. Bush while undergoing surgery to remove a polyp from his colon in 1985, but he said at the time he wasn't formally invoking the 25th Amendment. While he said he was "mindful" of it, he didn't believe "that the drafters of this Amendment intended its application to situations such as the instant one." Bush was acting president for eight hours according to a book on the amendment by John D. Feerick.

Both houses of Virginia's legislature voted last week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment - a historic event that happened to fall almost exactly a century after ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Virginia is the 38th state to ratify the ERA, meaning the amendment appears to have met the threshold required to make it part of the Constitution.

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UVALDE – A recent study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde shows applying a soil amendment containing humic substances can positively affect vegetable growth and soil properties under different environments. The study, “Lignite-derived humic substances modulate pepper and soil-biota growth under water deficit stress,” […]

The post AgriLife Research study examines humic substances as soil amendment appeared first on AgriLife Today.

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