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A lot rests on the shoulders of Congress today. Keeping the government from shutting down at midnight is just one item on the big to-do list.

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President Biden wants his climate plan to be a reality, but this all depends on a big $3.5 trillion budget package that is stalled in Congress. Jeff Brady is part of NPR's climate team. He's been looking into all this. Good morning, Jeff.

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Today House lawmakers will get their chance to ask top military officials about the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.

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The federal government could shut down in just three days.

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Yeah, a vote failed in the Senate last night that would have avoided a shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blamed Republicans.

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After 16 years, Germans have voted for a change.

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This is a very high-stakes week for Joe Biden's presidency. Democrats in Congress have a deadline to avoid a government shutdown, and they need to agree among themselves to pass Biden's domestic agenda. Here's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on ABC's "This Week."

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A jury in New York is deliberating in R. Kelly's federal trial. He is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping and racketeering.

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Today might be the day that determines the future of COVID-19 booster shots in this country.

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Here are the numbers on COVID 18 months in. About 150,000 new cases are still being reported every single day in the U.S.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated a Republican effort to recall him. It appears his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic was the No. 1 issue for voters. Newsom said he was humbled by the results.

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California's governor, Gavin Newsom, will keep his job.

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Newsom fended off a Republican-led recall effort. The Associated Press called the race not long after polls closed.

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Californians have until 8 p.m. tonight local time to vote yes or no on recalling Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Senators come back from their summer recess today with a lot to get done.

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Kacey Musgraves wrote her last album, Golden Hour, when she was falling in love. It won her a Grammy for Album of the Year and best country album, and spurred what was a fast-growing career into being (maybe beyond) fully-grown. But when that love started to fade, what else? She began writing another.

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Last night, the Pentagon tweeted out a picture, a night vision image of the last U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan.

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Ida has weakened into a tropical storm as it moves up Louisiana and into Mississippi.

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