UPDATE 1-Bush wants to raise fuel standards for cars

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(Adds more details) BILOXI, Miss., April 27 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called for legislation on Thursday to allow the administration to raise fuel-economy standards on all cars. "I encourage (Congress) to give me that authority," Bush said while visiting a gasoline station in Mississippi. In March, the Bush administration announced it would raise fuel economy standards by 1.9 miles (3 km) per gallon for sport utility vehicles, pickups and vans -- the biggest gas guzzlers -- ...

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