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GOP weighs decision on criminal justice bill

Republican senators debated the path forward for an overhaul of the nation’s criminal-sentencing laws Tuesday after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence, suggesting parts of the bill may need to be rewritten before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will ...

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Democratic lawsuit seeks to oust Whitaker as AG

Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon ...

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