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Stories with person: Sheldon Whitehouse
  • New England senators want a National Lobster Day this year 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:47 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - A group of U.S. senators from New England say the lobster's role in the region's heritage and economy are important enough to justify a national day of celebration.

  • Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.

  • US senators announce their pick for federal judgeship 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 2:20 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's U.S. senators have recommended a successor to retiring U.S. District Judge Mary Lisi.