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Averting government shutdown, Biden signs bill hours before deadline

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WASHINGTON — President Biden signed the government funding bill on Thursday, hours after congressional lawmakers rushed to pass the measure before the shutdown deadline.

The House and Senate passed a stopgap government funding measure earlier on Thursday before the midnight cutoff.

The House voted 254-175 to advance the measure. Just hours earlier, the Senate voted 65-35 — a display of bipartisanship in both chambers.

“We are very, very proud of this legislation,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. said. “It’s just a remarkable thing to think of all the things that we can do working together for the people.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is flanked by members of the House Democratic Caucus as she holds the continuing resolution she signed to avoid a U.S. government shutdown during a bill enrollment ceremony on Capitol Hill on Sept. 30, 2021.Elizabeth Frantz / Reuters

Earlier in the day, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,

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7 best kitchen deals to snag in the last hours of Amazon Prime Day

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A small upgrade to your kitchen can make all the difference in your routine, from speeding up breakfast to creating extra space on the counter to making dinner taste more delicious. This Amazon Prime Day, you can snag a ton of kitchen deals to improve your life — and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to shop.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 ends on Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m PST, so you only have a few hours to shop these deals. While you stock up on new kitchen items, shop other deals on home, tech, beauty, fashion and more before heading into the holiday season. 

Don’t worry, if

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Thousands Packed Mostly-Maskless DC ‘Prayer March’ Speech Hours Before Rose Garden Super-Spreader Event

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Hours before the Rose Garden event that was attended by a long list of people who have now become infected with COVID-19, thousands of people packed together for a “Prayer March” speech at which few masks were in evidence.

Since President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19 late Thursday night, a growing list of Republicans and individuals from the White House has also tested positive — many of whom attended or covered a Rose Garden event announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, at which most did not wear masks.

The event has become a flashpoint, but as New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi pointed out on Twitter Saturday, there was a much larger event hours before that was attended by at least two people who would later be in the Rose Garden: Vice President Mike Pence and Rev. Franklin Graham

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Beating survivor says part of her never left bathroom where she hid for 16 hours

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She asked the judge to give her former boyfriend one year in prison for every hour she was trapped in a bathroom hiding from him. She was there for 16 hours after he attacked her.



a man standing in front of a building: Curtis Scott was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday after beating his former girlfriend in 2019.


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Curtis Scott was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday after beating his former girlfriend in 2019.

On Friday, Curtis Scott was sentenced to that and more. He will serve 19 years in prison for felonious assault, kidnapping and abduction, plus another three years for a weapons charge.

In an incident caught by surveillance cameras, Scott brutally beat his then-girlfriend Brenda Luper in the hallway of a West End apartment in July 2019.

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The video shows him punching her in the face, dragging her by her hair, stomping on her head and slamming her body

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