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Morning Update, March 23

A Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that includes safety measures sought by the Families of Continental Flight 3407 took a step forward Monday with Senate approval. Read about the proposed bill and the efforts to get it passed in a front-page story by News Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer said he expects the House and Senate to work out their differences on the FAA legislation by early May.

News Medical Reporter Henry L. Davis reports today that local reaction to the battle over reforming the nation's health insurance system reflects the divisions and confusion that has split the nation over the issue.

The U.S. Justice Department will continue its examination of the Erie County Holding Center today. Justice Department teams entered the jail on Monday to investigate suicide screenings at the holding center in Buffalo and the Correctional Facility in Alden. The tours will end in a final phase between 4 and 7 p.m.

For more on what's happening in the region today, visit Good Morning, Buffalo.

-- Denise Jewell Gee

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