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U.S. House GOP spending bills falter as Congress struggles to avoid a shutdown

U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters after a House Republican conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 19, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats said Tuesday they are preparing their own short-term spending bill that they believe will garner bipartisan support, a decision that could stave off a partial government shutdown — and as House Republicans failed to advance two spending bills. The

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Tuberville opponents plant hundreds of signs outside U.S. Capitol in protest of blockade

More than 300 signs bearing names, ranks and photos of each military nomination stalled by Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s hold dotted the lawn outside the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. Tuberville, an Alabama Republican, is refusing to join a unanimous Senate vote to approve the nominees because he disagrees with a Department of Defense abortion policy. Ashley Murray/States Newsroom WASHINGTON — More than 300 signs dotted the lawn outside the U.S. Senate Tuesday, each

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16-year-old Marietta High School student dies in car crash. What we know

The News: The Marietta High School community is mourning the tragic loss of 16-year-old junior Liv Teverino after a car accident near the school. What Happened?: A car lost control on Burnt Hickory Road on Monday evening, hitting a tree. The crash ignited the vehicle. The accident took place close to Marietta High School. Emergency responders reached the scene and discovered Liv Teverino inside the burning car. The fire also spread to the nearby woods

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Man Convicted Of Murdering 22 Elderly Women Reportedly Killed In Jail By Fellow Inmate

A man who was convicted of killing over 20 elderly women was found dead in his jail cell. On Sept. 19, correction officers at H.H. Coffield Unit prison in Texas found Billy Chemirmir dead, reportedly killed by by a fellow inmate.  Chemirmir, 50, was a convicted serial killer who preyed on elderly women in the … Continued The post Man Convicted Of Murdering 22 Elderly Women Reportedly Killed In Jail By Fellow Inmate appeared first

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High speed chase in Fayette County ends in three arrests

The Gist: Three men were nabbed by Fayette County law enforcement after a high-speed chase and manhunt near River Mist Drive. What Happened?: On September 15, around 5:20 p.m., deputies say they spotted a stolen car leaving the QuikTrip close to Highway 85 and Corinth Road. The suspects sped off, leading to a chase that ended when they crashed near River Mist Drive. According to the sheriff’s department, the trio then dashed on foot but

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Census Bureau wants to test asking about sexual orientation and gender identity on biggest survey

The U.S. Census Bureau asked the Biden administration Tuesday for permission to test questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for people age 15 and above on its most comprehensive annual survey of life in the country. The statistical agency wants to test the wording, response categories and placement of gender identity and sexual orientation questions on the questionnaires for the American Community Survey, which collects data from 3.5 million households each year. The ACS