Dick Durbin

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Police said to have suspect in mind in ricin case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A letter addressed to President Barack Obama is being checked for a “suspicious substance,” a day after a letter addressed to a U.S. senator tested positive for poisonous ricin, the U.S. Secret Service says.

04/17/2013

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Letter to Miss. senator tests for ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, authorities said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after the Boston bombings.

04/16/2013

Dems, GOP may be near end of filibuster dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. And it probably won’t require senators to debate like the actor Jimmy Stewart did in the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

01/23/2013

Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators are calling for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a colleague says she’s pushing to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.

12/16/2012

US Senator of Illinois Dick Durbin

Durbin: White House no longer considering increase in Medicare age

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of President Barack Obama’s top Senate allies says an increase in the Medicare eligibility age is “no longer one of the items being considered by the White House” in the negotiations on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”

12/13/2012

US senators call on FDA to act on energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators on Friday again called on federal regulators to close what they say are loopholes that allow energy-drink makers to sell products with additives and high levels of caffeine […]

10/26/2012

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