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SEN. DEMOCRATS PASS ECONOMIC PACKAGE, SEND TO HOUSE
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision —but one that still meets the party’s goals of slowing global warming, easing pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion package passed yesterday now heads to the House, where lawmakers are poised to deliver on Biden’s priorities. The passage marks a stunning turnaround of what had seemed a doomed effort that suddenly roared back to political life.
ALBUQUERQUE OFFICIALS PROBE SLAYING OF 4 MUSLIMS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque New Mexico are investigating whether the killings of four Muslim men are connected. And they say they need help finding a vehicle they believe is linked to the deaths. Police have released photos of the vehicle suspected in the four homicides. Police aren’t saying where the images were taken — or what led them to suspect the car was involved in any of the crimes.
CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINIANS TAKES HOLD
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late yesterday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up is the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant groups since Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war last year. The new fighting also adds to the destruction and misery that have plagued Gaza for years.
FOUR IN GOLF CART DIE WHEN STRUCK BY SUV IN TEX
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed, including two juveniles, when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Galveston, Texas. Police say the driver of the SUV, Miguel Espinoza, 45, is charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter in the Saturday night crash. Espinoza is being held on $400,000 bond. Galveston say after the SUV failed to stop, it struck a pickup truck, which then crashed into the golf cart with six people aboard.
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