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Midday Roundup: Police nab suspect in Washington family’s murder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Under arrest. Authorities have arrested a suspect in the quadruple homicide of a Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper. Daron Dylon Wint is a welder…

Senate approves religious freedom measure

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure requiring the Obama administration to take religious freedom into consideration when…

Midday Roundup: Officials probe cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly derailment. Six people died late Tuesday when an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in Philadelphia. Another six…

House to vote on 20-week abortion ban

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | UPDATE: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has told The Weekly Standard the House will vote on a 20-week abortion ban next week. The vote will take place…

Senate approves Iran oversight plan

By J.C. Derrick
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Iran | House will likely vote on the bill next week

House GOP, pro-life groups plan continued fight of D.C. law

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | The House of Representatives passed a resolution last week that would have blocked a Washington, D.C., measure some say violates religious freedom. But with…

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at 92

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituary | Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the Texas Democrat and first speaker in history to be forced out of office midterm, died today. He was 92. Wright represented…

Midday Roundup: Germanwings co-pilot had practiced deadly maneuver

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | New crash details. French investigators said today that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz practiced a controlled descent on an earlier flight the day he…

Most trafficking victims see a doctor, but do doctors know how to help?

Most trafficking victims see a doctor, but do doctors know how to help?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Healthcare providers could act as first responders in the fight against sex trafficking, but many of them don’t know what to look for. Sens. Gary Peters,

Senator tells House to go first on immigration reform

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate has no plans to write immigration legislation during the 114th Congress, according to the chairman of the committee in which it…

Senate panel approves bill limiting White House power in Iran deal

By Leigh Jones
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Iran | The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a bill this afternoon that would give congressional oversight to the deal President Barack Obama…

Midday Roundup: Harry Reid to retire, GOP plans to pounce on his seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Senate retirement. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced this morning he will not seek reelection in 2016. Reid, 75, said he is stepping down…

 
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