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    Senate to vote on stopgap bill on Saturday after House Republican measure fails – as it happened

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  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Los Angeles<br>epa10863457 US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers a campaign speech as he celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 15 September 2023. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

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  • Kevin McCarthy on Capitol Hill on Friday.

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  • Biden with UAW president Shawn Fain in Michigan earlier this week.

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    • FILE - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum entrance in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 3, 2021. The second Republican presidential debate is drawing near with a smaller on-stage lineup than last month's event. The two-hour debate starts at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

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