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How the Senate parliamentarian could make or break Democrats’ spending bill

Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough will advise Democrats on what they can squeeze into their massive spending bill.
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LaVine scores 34 points, Bulls beat Pistons 94-88 in opener
Zach LaVine can still score in bunches when needed.
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MLS-leading Revolution deals D.C. United a costly loss in a cloudy playoff race
The Revs are rolling behind erstwhile D.C. United coach Bruce Arena and he dealt his old team a painful loss, 3-2, hurting D.C.'s playoff hopes.
Ball scores 31 to rally Hornets past Pacers 123-122
LaMelo Ball scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 24-0 third period run to battle back and beat the Indiana Pacers 123-122 on Wednesday night.
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Apparent human remains found during search for Brian Laundrie, FBI says; Cop and violinist uses music to bring people together
10/20: Red and Blue
Biden touts his agenda in Pennsylvania; U.S. Navy extending range of fighter jets
New Jersey Man Says God Told Him to Kill 'Monster' Grandfather With an Ax
Jason Vicari allegedly "believed his grandfather was a monster and that God told him he would have to change his religion" before the ax killing.
Glenn Youngkin tells Fox News schools issue uniting campaign
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin told Fox News on Wednesday that he is feeling very confident in his campaign as polls show the pair in tight race.
Mysterious light behind Fenway Park wall halted play during ALCS Game 5
Umpires stopped play before the start of the bottom of the fifth inning of Wednesday's Game 5 at Fenway Park.
Knicks capture thrilling double-OT win over rival Celtics in opener
The Knicks wanted more offense in the offseason and got it. But it came at a cost to their defense and Wednesday’s season opener thrill ride showed they will still need to shore up. After blowing an 11-point lead in the final 3:44 of regulation, the Knicks still managed to survive a rollercoaster ride in...
Biden’s State Department Tweet on ‘International Pronouns Day’ Ridiculed by GOP: ‘An Embarrassment to America’
After a State Department tweet marked “International Pronouns Day” on Wednesday, Republicans blasted the move, calling out the department for misguided priorities and hypocrisy.
Dave Chappelle insulted another audience no one mentions
Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special may have attracted a barrage of criticism from the LGBTQ community, but there is another group that he has offended that no one mentions:
Woman charged with streaking across football field while 8th graders practiced
Missouri woman Lacey Uthe, who allegedly streaked naked across a football field full of 8th graders while on heroin, has been sacked by prosecutors.
2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family's buggy was rear-ended
A couple was killed and their eight children were injured after the family's Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended Sunday night in central Virginia, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told CNN in a statement.
Condoleezza Rice: January 6 Capitol Riot 'Was Wrong' -- But 'It’s Time to Move On'
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday on ABC's "The View" that the January 6 Capitol riot was "wrong," but now the country needs to move on.
Professor Dorian Abbot: I was canceled for basing admissions on merit
On the latest episode of Fox Nation's “Tucker Carlson Today”, the host spoke with University of Chicago geophysics professor Dorian Abbot.
Trump Finds Backing for His Own Media Venture
A merger could give the former president access to nearly $300 million in cash — and perhaps a new platform.
Framber Valdez delivers an old-school gem, puts Astros on cusp of AL pennant
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ACLU reveals 'extremely alarming' shift with recent actions, heading in 'opposite direction': Bret Weinstein
The American Civil Liberties Union is heading in the "exact opposite direction" of its original mandate in what appears to be an "extremely alarming" shift by the group, commentator and podcast host Bret Weinstein said Wednesday.
Debra Messing backtracks Kim Kardashian 'SNL' diss: 'I apologize'
"The Wedding Date" star Debra Messing said that she was not attacking Kim Kardashian when questioning why she was asked to host "Saturday Night Live."
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Haitian and U.S. officials push for the release of 17 kidnapped Americans, a rare sight appears near Australia, and a new railway connects China and Laos.
5 takeaways from the New York City mayoral debate
The contest to become New York City's next mayor effectively ended early this summer, when Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams won the Democratic primary.
Wes Unseld Jr. is a winner in his Wizards debut as Washington routs the Raptors
The son of the franchise icon got his first win thanks to a huge night off the bench by Montrezl Harrell and some strong defense.
Wes Unseld Jr. is a winner in his Wizards debut as Washington routs the Raptors
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Biden leans on Scranton. In D.C., Park Avenue may be winning.
The president wants to sell his agenda as Scranton v. Park Avenue. But his fellow Democrats aren’t helping.
Why does White House stay silent on migrant flights?: Devine
If President Biden thought illegal ­migrants were Republican voters, you know the southern border would be slammed shut tomorrow.
Japan's Mount Aso volcano spews plumes of ash, people warned away
A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday, blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no reports of injuries or casualties.
Japan's Mount Aso volcano spews plumes of ash, people warned away
Japan's Mount Aso volcano spews plumes of ash, people warned away
A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday, blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no reports of injuries or casualties.
Sliwa calls Adams de Blasio ‘teammate’ in sleepy debate, but can’t get him to take ‘buffoonery’ bait
NYC may not sleep, but both mayoral candidates tried hard to make it happen during their first debate before voters head to the polls in November.
Reggie Jackson enjoying life with Astros and Jose Altuve
Reggie Jackson, now a member of the Astros' organization, has a shot to get an 11th World Series ring.
Nearly 40 Percent of US Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows
The results differed significantly from a February Gallup poll that showed just 5.6 percent of U.S. adults of all ages are not "heterosexual or straight."
Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy
Approximately 65 demonstrators, including Netflix employees and supporters of the transgender community, protested outside of the company's offices in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Climate Change Threatens to Spread Viruses Through an Unprepared World
The control of illnesses like malaria and cholera is under threat without more ambitious climate plans, the Lancet says
Senate Republicans filibuster Democratic election reform bill again
Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ latest effort to rewrite America’s election and voting laws Wednesday, as progressive activists piled on the pressure to modify the chamber’s 60-vote legislative filibuster — or scrap it completely. The motion to end debate on the measure, now known as the Freedom to Vote Act, received 49 “yea” votes and 51...
Gudmundur Thórarinsson’s late goal earns draw, breaks NYCFC drought
Gudmundur Thórarinsson scored on a free kick in the 90th minute, giving New York City FC a 1-1 tie with Atlanta United on Wednesday night.
WATCH: Charles Barkley Sounds Off on Kyrie Irving Vax Refusal: 'You Don’t Get the Vaccine for Yourself'
The usually nuanced Charles Barkley joined in the pile-on of Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving over his refusal to get the vaccine.
Instagram model appears to smirk during police questioning in stabbing incident, plugs ‘OnlyFans’ account
An Instagram model was seen on a video shared online of her appearing to smirk while police questioned her over an alleged stabbing attack of her boyfriend the night prior.
Psaki providing increasingly curious responses to Biden’s many woes
‘If I had a world of my own,” said Alice, ­“everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
FDA Warns Public to Throw Out Mexican Whole Onions After Salmonella Outbreak in 37 States
The FDA stated that the onions were "sold to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the United States."
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Murder in Pinyon Pines
A triple murder, a young woman set afire in a wheelbarrow. Police have suspects until a courtroom twist changes everything. "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates. | Read story
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Fall from Grace
Was an alleged religious cult responsible for a young bride's death? "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates. | Read story
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The Lost Daughter
A college student missing for 25 years - has a Florida sheriff's office solved one of the state's biggest mysteries? "48 Hours"' Tracy Smith investigates. | Read story
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The Ultimatum
Two daughters are determined to find their mother's killer. Will the investigation expose hidden secrets? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates. | Read story
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Walking Free
Three murders, three trials, 13 years of reporting by "48 Hours" and a husband and father walks free. Richard Schlesinger reports.
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Death on the Hudson
Can new evidence prove there was no murder in the case against a woman charged with killing her fiancé during a kayaking trip? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates. | Read story
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Killer App
Was a teenage girl lured to her death with a few keystrokes on a smartphone app? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.
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Killer Performance
A young woman is murdered, police thought her killer was on the run ... or was he? Correspondent Tracy Smith investigates.
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