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Thursday’s Headlines: White House pushes Congress to strike budget deal amid risk of fiscal pileup

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White House pushes Congress to strike budget deal amid risk of fiscal pileup
The Trump administration was jolted by a recent report that found the Treasury Department was running out of cash much faster than expected. Action now awaits as the House speaker tends to a Democratic caucus fractured by a border vote.
‘Outright disrespectful’: Four House women struggle as Pelosi isolates them 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admonished Democrats on Wednesday, and her target was clear: the four liberal freshmen known as “the Squad.”
 
‘I hate this mission,’ says operator of new emergency shelter for migrant children
The Carrizo Springs shelter in Texas opened last week to help alleviate cramped conditions in Border Patrol processing facilities, where people were recently seen sleeping head to toe on concrete floors, often lacking access to hot meals, showers and proper medical care.
 
Britain says it thwarted Iranian vessels interfering with a tanker
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied involvement in the encounter, which allegedly occurred in the the Strait of Hormuz.
 
Arrests in Puerto Rico corruption probe spur calls for governor’s ouster
The Democratic chair of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico called for its governor to step down after the arrests of two former senior officials in his administration.
 
 
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Opinions
The straightest path to racial equality is through the one percent
The Jeffrey Epstein charges raise grave questions about Alexander Acosta
The real reason for the census debacle? Trump just wants to fight.
An American Communist who paid too high a price
Forget ‘hawks’ and ‘doves’ at the Fed. We need a level playing field.
It’s time to declare a public health emergency on Ebola
 
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Second federal judge blocks Justice Dept. bid to replace census attorneys
The judge said he might grant the request if the new attorneys are prepared to address “potential conflicts” in the administration’s position.
 
Today’s WorldView | Analysis
Kim Darroch isn’t the undiplomatic one
What the British ambassador said in private was tame. What President Trump’s diplomats do in public is really shocking.
 
A $2.1 million gene therapy needs to be administered by age 2. This family is running out of time to get it covered.
Not all children with spinal muscular atrophy qualify for insurance coverage of the cutting-edge treatment, thrusting doctors and patients into epic showdowns over costs.
 
Trump administration fears that reshuffling of Chinese negotiating team signals tougher trade stance
The G-20 summit seemed to offer signs of progress on a U.S.-China deal. But those hopes are fading.
 
Trump’s company cancels strip-club-sponsored golf tournament at his Florida resort
The Trump Organization said it canceled Shadow Cabaret’s tournament after the nonprofit group named as the beneficiary of the event — Miami Allstars Foundation — dropped out earlier Wednesday.
 
Jim Bouton | 1939–2019
Pitcher’s best-selling ‘Ball Four’ gave an irreverent peek inside the game
The onetime star pitcher with the New York Yankees found greater fame with a book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world.
 
A Texas man was missing for weeks. Then police found human remains in the feces of his dogs.
It’s not clear whether the large mutts killed the 57-year-old or devoured him after he died of his “serious medical conditions,” authorities said.
 

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