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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate’s consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump is hailing Senate passage of a sweeping criminal justice bill.

Trump tweets, “America is the greatest Country in the world and my job is to fight for ALL citizens, even those who have made mistakes.”

He says, “This will keep our communities safer, and provide hope and a second chance, to those who earn it.

Trump adds, “I look forward to signing this into law!”

The bill gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. It would also reduce the sentences of some drug offenders currently serving time.

It passed the Senate by an 87-12 vote Tuesday night. The House is expected to pass the bill this week, sending it to Trump for his signature.

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