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A late-night vote in Congress has not averted a government shutdown.
After a dramatic 11th-hour standoff, Congress did not manage to pass a funding bill to keep the federal government open.
Republicans were unable to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open for a few more weeks, due largely to Democratic objections over a lack of DACA immigration protections.
The funding bill would have averted putting hundreds of thousands of government employees on unpaid leave. Ahead of the deadline, the White House told reporters it was working on plans to minimize potential shutdown effects.
A CNN poll taken before the funding bill vote found more Americans valued keeping the government open over protecting the DACA program. It also found nearly half of Americans would blame President Trump or the GOP for a shutdown, while 31 percent would blame Democrats.
This short-term bill agreement really just puts a Band-Aid on an issue that was supposed to be resolved last year.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, had called on the Senate to pass the Access to Family Building Act by unanimous consent.
McConnell said he plans to serve out the remainder of his Senate term, which ends in January 2027.
Officials said Saturday the train derailed just before 8 a.m. in Lower Saucon Township, which is about two hours from Philadelphia.
Three planes from U.S. Air Forces Central dropped 66 bundles containing about 38,000 meals into Gaza. It's expected to be the first of many drops.
Britt Reid's three-year prison sentence is converted to house arrest, over a 2021 incident where he drove drunk and seriously injured a 5-year-old.