U.S. Senate to vote to overturn capital’s crime law

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By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate is due to vote on Wednesday to overturn recent changes to Washington’s laws that lowered penalties for some crimes, as Democrats’ support for self-governance in the capital city takes a back seat to public-safety concerns. If it passes, as expected, it would mark only the fourth time that Congress has overturned a law passed by the District of Columbia, whose 700,000 residents do not have representation on Capitol Hill. The measure has already passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, and Democratic President Joe Biden sa…

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