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Today's Top Political News Compilation - Thursday, February 29, 2024

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The House approves another short-term extension to avoid a shutdown. Senators are up next to vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed another short-term spending measure Thursday that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would otherwise kick in Saturday. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill later in the day.


























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J. Tom Morgan, former district attorney of Dekalb County, Georgia, discusses the closing arguments heard in Fulton County on whether district attorney

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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J. Tom Morgan, former district attorney of Dekalb County, Georgia, discusses the closing arguments heard in Fulton County on whether district attorney Fani Willis should be removed from the Georgia election subversion case.
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Department of Education to investigate Nex Benedict's district for discrimination

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The Department of Education is opening an investigation into Owasso Public Schools, according to a letter from the agency obtained by ABC News.
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Item believed to be large balloon discovered by fisherman off Alaskan coast

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Fisherman have recovered what appears to be "a pretty big balloon" off the coast of Alaska, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News Friday.

The balloon is being brought into port for examination, the official said, adding that photographs of the object are being examined, but it will not be possible to determine exactly what it is until it arrives in port.

The official stressed that the balloon was not shot down by the U.S. military.

The exact location of where the balloon was found, and the circumstances of its discovery were not provided.

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'I eat or I pay my bills': Americans describe rent burden fears, concerns

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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More Americans are burdened by the cost of rent than ever before, according to a recent Harvard study, officially capturing the grim reality facing renters nationwide.
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Nikki Haley rejects third-party No Labels presidential bid

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Nikki Haley rejected the idea of running for president on the No Labels third-party ticket as the Republican nomination moves further out of reach with every GOP primary loss.

During a roundtable with journalists ahead of a rally in Washington, D.C., Friday, Haley denied she'd ever talked with No Labels about a possible candidacy and dismissed the group's efforts to reach out as "smoke signals."

"All the talk about the independent No Labels, all that — I haven't talked to anybody about that," Haley told reporters. "I know that they have sent smoke...
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Suicide poison seller tracked down by BBC

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Ukrainian Leonid Zakutenko sells a type of chemical online thought to be linked to at least 130 UK deaths.
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Baldwin 'waved gun around' before film set death

  • News source: BBC News - World
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A court is shown footage of the actor on the set of Rust before cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died.
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Moment driver is rescued from dangling truck

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The vehicle was left dangling dramatically over the edge of a bridge in Louisville after it crashed through a barrier.
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Major drug stores start selling abortion pill some say is 'dangerous' for women ahead of landmark SCOTUS case

  • News source: FOX News
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The two largest pharmaceutical chains in the U.S. will begin selling the abortion pill mifepristone this month, just weeks before the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the drug's approval, which the Biden administration defends.

CVS and Walgreens completed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification process to dispense mifepristone, the companies separately confirmed to Fox News Digital. The pill will not be sent through the mail, and the companies will follow the FDA's guidelines issued last year — the same guidelines that will be...
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Elise Stefanik eyes crackdown on colleges' federal dollars amid campus antisemitism probe

  • News source: FOX News
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EXCLUSIVE: House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik is looking at ways to leverage U.S. taxpayer dollars going to colleges and universities to ensure they crack down on
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Migrant initially accused in gang attack on NYPD officers has charges dropped after being 'exonerated': DA

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Jury convicts first rioter to enter Capitol building during Jan. 6 attack

  • News source: Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press
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The first rioter to enter the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack was convicted on Friday of charges that he interfered with police and obstructed Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory.

Michael Sparks, 46, of Kentucky, jumped through a shattered window moments after another rioter smashed it with a stolen riot shield. Sparks then joined other rioters in chasing a police officer up flights of stairs, one of the most harrowing images from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.

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House Republicans release more Jan. 6 tapes -- now without face blurring

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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House Republicans released 5,000 hours more of security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
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Nigeria orders cryptocurrency firm to pay $10bn

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The government blames Binance for the recent collapse of the naira, and has arrested two executives.
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Biggest US pharmacies to begin selling abortion pill

  • News source: BBC News - World
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CVS and Walgreens say they will provide mifepristone in a handful of states starting next week.
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