House passes bill to avert government shutdown, Speaker Johnson notches first big legislative win

The House of Representatives passed a bill to avert a pre-holiday season government shutdown on Tuesday night along strong bipartisan lines. It’s now headed to the Democratically-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., indicated he would take it up as soon as possible.  Fiscal year 2023 government funding had been extended through Nov. 17…

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Department of Defense provides insight into how Hamas uses hospitals as fortresses in Gaza: ‘clear evidence’

The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday that it has intelligence suggesting Hamas is using hospitals in Gaza to conceal and support military operations and hold hostages. The confirmation comes a day after Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari shared a video showing a shaft leading into the ground with electrical wires that…

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