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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Early Friday the House approved President Joe Biden's sweeping $1.9 trillion spending bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, following an hours-long rant by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that stalled action on Thursday night.

Biden's landmark legislation now requires approval in the Senate, where Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has expressed concerns over a variety of programs in the bill as well as its supposed impact on inflation and deficits.

Two weeks ago the House passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill -- already passed in the Senate -- and Biden signed it into law, marking a win for his domestic agenda.

House members will now return to their districts for Thanskgiving recess.


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FBI attack suspect Ricky Shiffer, right, and at US Capitol on January 6, 2021

(Reuters) - An armed man who tried to breach the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday was shot dead by police following a car chase, a gun battle and a standoff in a cornfield northeast of town, officials said.

Police had yet to identify the dead man and during a pair of news briefings declined to comment on his motive. The New York Times and NBC News, citing unnamed sources, identified him as Ricky Shiffer, 42, who may have had extreme right-wing views.

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Donald Trump

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Federal agents were searching for secret documents pertaining to nuclear weapons among other classified materials when they raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, according to a new report.

Citing people familiar with the investigation, the Washington Post reported on Thursday night that some of the documents sought by investigators in Trump’s home were related to nuclear and “special access programs,” but didn’t specify if they referred to the U.S. arsenal or another nations' weapons, or whether such documents were found.

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