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Congress Averts Shutdown, Stays Focused on Taxes

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The U.S. Congress agreed to a two-week extension of federal funding, pushing the deadline to Dec. 22, while maintain a focus on passage of a tax plan. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
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Congress Passes Bill To Avoid Shutdown, For Now

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We have the latest on negotiations on congressional efforts to avoid another government shutdown as the tax overhaul bill works its way through reconciliation.
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Congress Sends Trump Short-Term Spending Bill as Talks Continue

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The U.S. Congress sent President Donald Trump a two-week extension of federal funding that averts a government shutdown this week but defers contentious decisions about spending on defense and domestic programs.
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Senator's Shaky Obamacare Deal Poses Challenge for Tax Overhaul

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The three biggest stories in Washington - a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax structure, a health-care makeover and a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown - all depend, more or less, on one moderate Republican senator who says she's got a deal that could deliver them all.
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Congress just averted a government shutdown - but maybe not for long

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Here's what comes next.
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Congress approves legislation to avert government shutdown

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The U.S. Congress, rushing to beat a Friday midnight deadline, on Thursday passed legislation funding the government through Dec. 22.
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More women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct

More women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct

Playwright Cori Thomas says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Read more ...

'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

"I will continue to fight all attempts to eliminate this critical provision that keeps the sanctity of our religious institutions intact, prevents the flow of dark money in... Read more ...

Blaze, now 4th-largest in California history, kills firefighter

Blaze, now 4th-largest in California history, kills firefighter

Authorities have identified a firefighter killed while battling a blaze that's destroyed hundreds of homes northwest of Los Angeles. Read more ...

Tax reform imperiled: Rubio threatens ‘No' vote over child tax credit

Tax reform imperiled: Rubio threatens ‘No' vote over child tax credit

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is threatening to vote against his party's tax cut bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help working-class families paying... Read more ...

Man reunited with birth parents after nearly 30 years apart

Man reunited with birth parents after nearly 30 years apart

Melissa Thompson and Troy Johansen were just 17 years old when they gave their infant son up for adoption. Nearly 30 years later, thanks to a viral Facebook post, they were... Read more ...

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros . Read more ...

Haley: Missile debris 'proof' of Iran's UN violations

Haley: Missile debris 'proof' of Iran's UN violations

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says “undeniable” evidence proves that Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley Thursday... Read more ...

Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill

Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP'S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans'... Read more ...

Counting 'Lies': The New York Times' comparison of Obama and Trump shows...

Counting 'Lies': The New York Times' comparison of Obama and Trump shows glaring media blind spots

The chart alone reveals a perennial problem in center-left mainstream media attempts at data journalism. Read more ...

Newtown marks Sandy Hook tragedy with solemnity, remembrance

Newtown marks Sandy Hook tragedy with solemnity, remembrance

Five years ago today, we lost 26 innocent lives in Newtown, Connecticut. Read more ...