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Budget battle drags on...Day of Resistance...Gun exhibit criticized

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:53 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's no time for a holiday in the U.S. Senate. Lawmakers will return to work Saturday as they wrap up business for the year. A vote may not come until early next week on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that President Barack Obama calls "imperfect" but needed. Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren says the measure creates the "risk that taxpayers will have to bail out the biggest banks again."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest serving member of Congress is in a Washington hospital. Rep. John Dingell was admitted for observation Friday and is said to be resting comfortably. It's unclear why Dingell, who is 88, was admitted. He fell on Tuesday but showed up for House votes on Wednesday and Thursday. Dingell, who isn't seeking re-election, has served 59 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is being called a "National Day of Resistance" because of protests planned across the nation against police shootings of unarmed black men. Planners say there will be events in places including Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Bloomington, Indiana, and Bend, Oregon. There will also be a march in Washington.

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The FBI says it is reviewing the hanging death of a black teen in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Authorities say Lennon Lacy's body was found in a trailer park hanging from a swing set by a dog leash and a belt that was not his own. His mother says the 17-year-old had shown no signs of suicidal thoughts but his death was ruled a suicide. That ruling is questioned by his parents and the NAACP.

DALLAS (AP) — One of the victims of the 1966 sniper attack in Austin, Texas, that left 16 people dead and 32 wounded is wondering why Charles Whitman's rifle would be put on display at the Crime Museum in Washington, D.C. Retired teacher Claire Wilson James, who was eight months pregnant and shot in the abdomen, told the Dallas Morning News that the weapon is "evil."

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