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Senate returning to normal operations Tuesday

09/17/2013 5:44am
The Senate is returning to normal operations Tuesday following a shutdown due to the Navy Yard shootings.

Republicans say energy nominee out of 'mainstream'

09/17/2013 11:19am
President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator came under sharp questioning Tuesday from lawmakers concerned that he may be opposed to coal and natural gas.

New study warns of US long-term debt problems

09/17/2013 11:42am
The government could run out of cash to pay its bills in full and on time sometime between the end of October and the middle of November if lawmakers fail to increase its $16.7 trillion borrowing cap, Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf said on Tuesday.

Committee seeks VA records about suspected shooter

09/17/2013 1:53pm
The chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee is seeking details about any VA health care or other services provided to the suspect in the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.

FACT CHECK: Food stamp debate has empty calories

09/17/2013 2:02pm
House Republican leaders say food stamps serve too many Americans and the almost $80 billion-a-year program needs to be slimmed down.

FBI releases files on the late Sen. Daniel Inouye

09/17/2013 2:15pm
The FBI has released thousands of documents from its file on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, some of which show the late lawmaker was the target of racially and politically motivated threats of violence.

Federal gun laws didn't block Navy Yard shooter

09/17/2013 6:10pm
The gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.