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Stem Celling

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The good news:

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican supporter of embryonic stem-cell research, said Sunday there is wide support in the Senate to ease the Bush administration's restrictive policy.

Hatch said supporters have more than the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster,

The bad news:

but he's unsure whether Congress would act "in this hot political atmosphere."

The story.