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Washington (AFP) – A divided Senate passed a stopgap budget measure Friday, sending the legislation to the House as lawmakers struggle to avoid a government shutdown.

Senators voted along party lines on a bill that would fund government operations into the new year, but that also strips out a provision that would have defunded President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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President Joe Biden

By Steve Holland and Kanishka Singh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House is seeking to improve President Joe Biden's low approval ratings by launching a campaign to highlight some of the recent key policy wins by the administration ahead of the November midterm elections.

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Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent in a civil case, and if he ever stands trial on criminal charges, neither a judge or a jury may take that as evidence of guilt. But in the court of common sense, we are entitled to reach the obvious conclusion: Trump has committed crimes and wants to keep them secret.

The Fifth Amendment privilege, after all, is not to refuse to exonerate oneself. It's to refuse to incriminate oneself. Answering questions truthfully, as a rule, is incriminating only to someone who has done something wrong.

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