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  • The Latest: Snyder: Disaster loans approved for Flint 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on Flint's water emergency (all times local):

  • Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.

  • Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-03-16 4:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan fight over witnesses and no-shows.

  • House leader: Criminal justice revamp doable, but could wait story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 3:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - An overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system may have to wait until next year, a top congressional Republican said Monday, in the latest indication that the bipartisan effort might succumb to election-year pressures.

  • Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.

  • As prospects dim, Lynch pushes criminal justice bill 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:26 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging the Senate to pass criminal justice reform legislation that, among other things, allows judges to give lesser sentences than current federal mandatory minimums.

  • House votes to strengthen government records law story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 6:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House approved legislation Monday making it easier to obtain government records, as a new congressional report concluded that the freedom of information process under the Obama administration is broken and in need of serious change.