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Nancy Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

Nancy Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

UPDATED: 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while acknowledging the total amount will drop.

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Nancy Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while acknowledging the total amount will drop.
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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ opens 2nd to ‘Shang-Chi’ at box office

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 26, 2021

“Dear Evan Hansen” may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that’s playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7.5 million from 3,364 locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

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Georgia rally to mark debut of GOP primary ‘Trump ticket’

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

ATLANTA — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement will be on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries will be featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't folding in Georgia and some say the former president's nod could hurt Republicans in a general election in the closely divided state.
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Panel OKs Dems’ $3.5T bill, crunch time for Biden agenda

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee on Saturday, but one Democrat opposed the measure in an illustration of the challenges party leaders face in getting the near unanimity they’ll need to push the sprawling package through Congress.
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Man drives from Ohio hoping to help Haitian friend at border

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas — As Haitian migrants stepped off a white U.S. Border Patrol van in the Texas border city of Del Rio after learning they'd be allowed to stay in the country for now, a man in a neon yellow vest stood nearby and quietly surveyed them.
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President Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid D.C. gridlock

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

NEW YORK — President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year's midterm elections.
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10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay people from serving openly.