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  • Durbin celebrates 25th anniversary of airplane smoking ban

    WASHINGTON Everyone who flies on a commercial airliner has heard the announcement that tampering with an airplane's lavatory smoke detector is a federal offense.
  • Netanyahu turns down invite to meet with Senate Democrats

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit to Washington, saying the session "could compound the misperception of partisanship" surrounding his trip....

    Sen. Durbin: Selma anniversary should give GOP pause about opposing Loretta Lynch

    WASHINGTON The nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general has not moved through the Senate quite as quickly as Democrats had hoped. Republicans had long ago turned on outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder; cynically, but realistically, Democrats...

    Flight attendants celebrate 25 years of smoke-free flights

    Flight attendants have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the in-flight smoking ban. Members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA on Monday met Sen. Dick Durbin at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to mark the victory they'd worked years...

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...