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Washington (AP) -- The Associated Press reports that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is pushing for an internet gambling ban.
The AP says he's trying to use a bill authorizing US military operations, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to prohibit people from using credit cards to settle internet gambling debts.
Frist and his aides have been meeting with other lawmakers and officials in both the House and Senate to get the measure attached to a compromise Defense Department authorization bill.
The house passed a version of the internet gambling measure in July, but the Senate has taken no action on similar legislation. Neither of the defense bills passed by the House and Senate mention it.
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