Dan Kildee

Courtesy Rep. Dan Kildee


After more than four years in an Iranian prison, Flint resident Amir Hekmati is a free man.  Hekmati has arrived in Germany for a medical exam.  

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A deal to renew federal benefits for the country’s long-term unemployed continues to elude the U.S. Congress. However, supporters of the effort, which include Democrats and a growing number of Republicans, are hopeful of a breakthrough in the Senate this week. There, Senators are looking at two proposals, one from each party.