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U.K. Agrees to Pay France £54 Million to Help Block Migrant Arrivals by Boat

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Britain has agreed to pay France 54 million pounds, about $73 million, to help clamp down on migrants crossing the English Channel by boat, despite the failure of similar attempts last year to significantly stem the......

In Deal With Germany, U.S. Drops Threat to Block Russian Gas Pipelines

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The announcement followed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s meetings in Washington last week with Mr. Biden, who said during the visit that the two leaders had agreed that they were “united in our conviction that Russia should not be able......

Republicans block an infrastructure bill in the Senate, after pleading for more time for bipartisan talks.

New York Times
Republicans on Wednesday blocked the Senate from taking up an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, confirming Democrats’ fears that they would balk at a major piece of President Biden’s agenda even as negotiations continued to cement an elusive compromise. The failed vote underscored intense mistrust between the two parties that has......

Infrastructure bill is ‘still being negotiated,’ Republicans to block key Senate vote, top GOP senator says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talks with reporters before the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on June 5, 2018. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Republicans will vote against a key procedural vote Wednesday to proceed with......

Republicans plan to block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill, pushing for more time to write it

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But lawmakers said their negotiations will intensify over the next few days with the goal of trying again to advance the measure by early next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has defended his decision to set up the......

Giannis, still awed by block, ready to shift focus

ESPN
8:06 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHOENIX — Two days after Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s ridiculous block of Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton‘s dunk attempt late in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar still can’t explain exactly how he pulled it off. “It’s incredible what your body is [able]......

NBA Finals Take Seismic Shift After Giannis’s Block

Sports Illustrated
Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays. I had a piece in mind for today, but......

See Every Angle of Giannis’s Absurd Game-Saving Block

Sports Illustrated
They call him a Freak for a reason If the Bucks go on to win the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s stunning block in the final moments of Game 4 will be the defining play of the series. With 1:15 left in the fourth quarter, with the Bucks up 101–99 over......

“One of Those ‘Oh S—’ Moments”: Inside The Block That Helped the Bucks Win Game 4

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Howard Beck MILWAUKEE — Two giants converged in midair, arms outstretched, one ball between them, one game on the line, and quite possibly a championship hanging in the balance as they hung in space for one split second that seemed like an......

Abortion rights groups sue to block Texas law that allows citizens to enforce ‘heartbeat’ ban

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The suit — brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Whole Woman’s Health, Planned Parenthood Center for Choice and other groups — is challenging SB 8, which was signed into law in May by Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.......

Harris, Manchin to meet Texas Democrats who left state in effort to block GOP election bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Texas Rep. Chris Turner listens as Rafael M. Anchia joins other Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives, who are boycotting a special session of the legislature in an effort to block Republican-backed voting restrictions, as they speak in......

Watch Live: Texas Democrats speak in D.C. after fleeing state to block vote on elections bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block a vote on a GOP-backed voting and elections bill are holding a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to call on Congress to enact federal voting......

Texas Democrats flee state to block Republican voting bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas Democrats flee state to block Republican voting bill – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Democratic lawmakers in Texas fled the state to prevent the passage of a Republican voting rights bill. Without the Democrats, there aren’t enough lawmakers......

Texas Democrats leave state in bid to block Republican-backed election bills

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People opposed to the Texas Republican-led effort to pass new voting restrictions are gathered at the State Capitol as they wait to testify before state lawmakers who began committee hearings on election integrity bills on July 10, 2021 in Austin,......

Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republicans on Tuesday blocked the most ambitious voting rights legislation to come before Congress in a generation, dealing a blow to Democrats’ attempts to counter a wave of state-level ballot restrictions and supercharging a campaign to end the legislative filibuster. President Biden and Democratic leaders said the defeat......

Senate Republicans block Democrats’ election bill

BBC
What the liberals hoped for, however, was that an intensive, ultimately unsuccessful lobbying effort would pave the way for reforming the Senate rules. Then, a simple majority could pass the voting reforms that many Democrats view as essential to blocking Republican state-level efforts to limit voting access. BBC – For......

Senate Republicans block Democrats’ sweeping voting, ethics bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Republicans blocked a sprawling Democratic voting rights and government ethics bill Tuesday, as federal efforts to respond to a rash of restrictive ballot laws passed by GOP-held state legislatures hit a wall. The For the People Act aims to......

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