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Senate parliamentarian rules against including immigration reform in $3.5 trillion economic bill

Senate parliamentarian rules against including immigration reform in $3.5 trillion economic bill

New guidance from the Senate parliamentarian makes it unlikely Senate Democrats will be able to include immigration in their $3.5 trillion bill to expand the country’s social safety net. In her ruling, parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough wrote, “Changing the law to clear the way to LPR status is tremendous and enduring policy change that dwarfs its…MORE

Homeland Security chief to travel to US Southern border as thousands crowd in makeshift camp

Homeland Security chief to travel to US Southern border as thousands crowd in makeshift camp

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday he will travel to the US southern border as the Biden administration grapples with the thousands of migrants who have amassed in Del Rio, Texas, and ramps up deportation flights to Haiti. “I will be traveling to the border myself,” Mayorkas told CNN’s Jim Acosta, though he did…MORE

Elon Musk pledges $50 million to Inspiration4 cancer fundraiser
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Elon Musk pledges $50 million to Inspiration4 cancer fundraiser

SpaceX founder Elon Musk pledged to donate $50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping exceed the $200 million fundraising goal set for last week’s Inspiration4 space mission. Musk tweeted, “Count me in for $50M” in response to a public call for donations from Inspiration4 on Saturday. The capsule splashed down off the coast…MORE

TIFF 2021: Highlights from a film festival that entered the multiverse

TIFF 2021: Highlights from a film festival that entered the multiverse

No two people have the same film festival experience. There’s the thumbing of the program and picking out titles, making priorities and curating your own double, triple, quadruple bills. There’s the hopping between venues, meeting faces old and new, emerging from dark rooms disappointed or elated or somewhere in between. For press, there’s a lot…MORE

See who won at the Emmys
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See who won at the Emmys

The 73rd Emmy Awards are in progress. See below for a list of nominees in major categories and check back for winners throughout the night. Additional categories can be found here. Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie Paul Bettany, “WandaVision” Hugh Grant, “The Undoing” Ewan McGregor, “Halston” Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” Leslie…MORE

Clyburn says there is a ‘possibility’ infrastructure vote could be delayed
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Clyburn says there is a ‘possibility’ infrastructure vote could be delayed

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Sunday that there is a “possibility” the vote on a bipartisan infrastructure package will be delayed, despite Democratic House leaders promising moderate members a vote by September 27. “There’s always a possibility that the vote would get delayed, but the question is, ‘Are we going to work to get…MORE

Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital
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Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital

No clear culprit. No smoking gun. While Covid-19’s origin story is currently defined by a lack of hard evidence and data, scientists around the world continue their search for answers to how the pandemic began. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to leading virologists, epidemiologists and coronavirus researchers in “The Origins of Covid-19:…MORE

These four words are helping spread vaccine misinformation
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These four words are helping spread vaccine misinformation

Four little words — “do your own research” — are hurting the US pandemic response, CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. And it is having real consequences as personalities from Nicki Minaj to Sean Hannity continue to promote the idea. Minaj helped raise doubts about Covid-19 vaccines on Twitter last…MORE

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