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Biden says filibuster change a ‘real possibility’ as U.S. ‘dangerously close’ to debt ceiling

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday said it was a "real possibility" that Senate Democrats could alter the chamber's filibuster rules to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling.

Wisconsin appeals court blocks purge of 200,000 voters

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A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday issued a hold on an order to purge more than 200,000 voters from the state's voter rolls.
Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Meets Toronto’s New Panda Cubs

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A pair of giant panda cubs born at the Toronto Zoo in December met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and were given names in a ceremony on Monday.

Rubio, Nelson propose gun violence restraining order bill

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Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, both of Florida, introduced a bill Wednesday to incentivize states to enact gun violence restraining orders less than one month after a deadly shooting at a school in their home state.

Entire Senate to visit White House this week for North Korea briefing

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The entire U.S. Senate will visit the White House on Wednesday to receive a classified briefing on North Korea -- a rare move that signals the Trump administration's growing focus on the potential threat from socialist nation.
Hillary Clinton Leases Campaign Office

Hillary Clinton Leases Campaign Office for Possible Presidential Bid

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Hillary Clinton has not yet announced her candidacy for a presidential run in 2016.

EU diplomats favor adding U.S., several other nations to safe travel list

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Diplomats in the European Union on Wednesday recommended that the 27-member alliance update its COVID-19 safe travel list to include visitors from the United States, a move that's expected to take effect later this week.
Tsunami in Hawaii California Chile Earthquake

Tsunami Waves Reach Hawaii, Calif., After Chile’s Powerful 8.3-magnitude Earthquake

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Small tsunami waves reached Hawaii and Southern California on Thursday following Chile's devastating 8.3-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 11 people and forced 1 million to evacuate.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy asked to resign, replaced by nurse

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign Friday and was replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve in the role.
Bill To Gut Obamacare Gets A Veto

As Expected, Bill To Gut Obamacare Gets A Veto

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As expected, President Barack Obama vetoed a House bill Friday calling for the repeal of parts of the Affordable Care Act and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.