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The 113th Congress had positives for the St. Louis region, members say

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Think Congress has its critics? Some of the fiercest have just left the building, closing the door on the republic's 113th version of the people's houses. "Do-nothing," Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, groused. "We wasted a lot of time and capital with the American people.

Area delegations votes in Congress Dec. 8-12

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of Dec. 8-12. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization. HOUSE Fiscal 2015 Intelligence Budget * Voting 325-100, the House authorized an estimated $80 billion budget for the 16 U.S.

Congress tightens reporting requirements for deaths involving police

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Spurred by the Ferguson shooting and other recent cases of deadly encounters involving police, Congress in its final hours of work for the year passed legislation requiring states to report deaths of people arrested or detained by police to the attorney general.

Clay says Justice Department probe of Ferguson should have no timeline

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, pushed back Thursday n Sen. Roy Blunt's urging for a "sooner, rather than later" finish to a Justice Department investigation of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. "I would hope Sen. Blunt would be careful about trying to push this case to conclusion," Blunt told the Post-Dispatch Thursday.

Clay says Justice probe of Ferguson should have no timeline

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, pushed back Thursday n Sen. Roy Blunt's urging for a "sooner, rather than later" finish to a Justice Department investigation of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. "I would hope Sen. Blunt would be careful about trying to push this case to conclusion," Blunt told the Post-Dispatch Thursday.

Blunt tells White House, Holder, to expedite federal Ferguson investigation

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Wednesday he has urged President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Holder's possible successor to finish the civil rights investigation of the Aug. 9 Michael Brown shooting "sooner, rather than later." Blunt said Wednesday that he has also made similar appeals to Broderick Johnson, the secretary of Obama's cabinet.

Congress may fund as many as 15 new Growlers

stripes.com — WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) - The massive spending and government operations bill that is working its way through Congress includes $1.5 billion for 15 EA-18 Growler electronic aircraft built by workers at a Boeing plant in St. Louis, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, said Tuesday night.

Congress may fund as many as 15 new Growlers built in St. Louis

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The massive spending and government operations bill that is working its way through Congress in its final hours includes $1.5 billion for 15 EA-18 Growler electronic aircraft built by workers at a Boeing plant in St. Louis, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, said Tuesday night.

Senator: Bad journalism in Rolling Stone a setback for campus rape victims

stripes.com — Testifying before a Senate subcommittee reviewing a campus sexual assault bill she co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill said she was "saddened and angry" about a story of an alleged rape at a University of Virginia fraternity that Rolling Stone has now retracted. She said she is worried about the willingness of future assault victims to come forward.

Luetkemeyer says FDIC lied to Congress about 'Operation Choke Point'

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Rep. Blaine Lutkemeyer says "senior members" of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation lied to him and to other members of Congress in denying that a federal program called "Operation Choke Point" singled out certain industries - like firearms dealers - that the Obama administration dislikes. Luetkemeyer, R-St.
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Dec 18, 2014

Given the events around Sony and #TheInterview probably good that Naked Gun series ran its course before now? youtube.com/watch?v=j6nW7X…

Dec 17, 2014

Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings: bit.ly/1z6AGMd via @STLtoday

Dec 17, 2014

Execution date set for man who fatally stabbed former Post-Dispatch reporter: bit.ly/1J3RaaU via @STLtoday

Dec 17, 2014

RT @Stcrow: Alan Gross, w atty Scott Gilbert & spokeswoman Jill Zuckman, prepping remarks to deliver after arriving in US...#Cuba http://t.…

Dec 16, 2014

Taliban assault on Pakistini school leaves 141 dead: bit.ly/1wFW9Ii via @STLtoday

Dec 15, 2014

Reporter Told To Leave St. Louis Municipal Court « CBS St. Louis cbsloc.al/1xnePiW

Dec 15, 2014

RT @joelcurrier: Homicide #149: Gunman kills one teen, critically injures another on #STL's south side stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Dec 15, 2014

Dr. James Mitchell, who says he helped waterboard terror suspects for CIA, tells #Fox'sKelly that Senate report has put his life in danger

Dec 15, 2014

St. Louis Bosnian woman who claimed hate crime charged with making false report: bit.ly/1uK6QFS via @STLtoday

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