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We’re this much closer to a government shutdown

Democrats on Tuesday rejected a stopgap funding bill proposed by Republicans that included funds to combat Zika. They complained that the bill provided money to flood victims in Louisiana and other states but nothing to help residents plagued by lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan. Senate Republicans accused Democrats of edging the country toward a government shutdown in order to paint the GOP-led Congress as ineffective.

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Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions.

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9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.

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Trump: 'We cannot be the policeman of the world'

Trump tries to explain his position on NATO by insisting other nations should bear more of the cost of defending against aggression.
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Trump: 'We cannot be the policeman of the world'

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Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

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Candidates talk nuclear weaponry at presidential debate

Clinton talks about Trump's tax returns at presidential debate 2:13

Clinton talks about Trump's tax returns at presidential debate

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