House prepares to vote on bill to avert shutdown and suspend debt limit

Democratic leaders are hoping to vote on Tuesday on legislation to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month and suspend the nation's borrowing limit, setting up a showdown with Republicans who insist Democrats should act alone to stave off a looming debt crisis.

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US Education Department opens investigation into Texas ban on school mask mandates

The US Education Department's civil rights enforcement arm is opening an investigation to determine whether Texas' ban on school mask mandates is preventing school districts from "considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities."

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Small aircraft intercepted by fighter jet over Hudson River for violating temporary flight restriction during UN gathering

A small aircraft flown by an Army instructor pilot was intercepted over the Hudson River Tuesday for violating the temporary flight restriction in place for the United Nations General Assembly gathering, which is taking place in New York City, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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I was coming to terms with dying Survivors of shootings give Supreme Court justices first hand account of their experiences

Survivors of shootings are giving the Supreme Court justices a first hand account of their experiences in a brief filed Tuesday in a case that could impact concealed carry and Second Amendment laws across the country.

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