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A lot rests on the shoulders of Congress today. Keeping the government from shutting down at midnight is just one item on the big to-do list.

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President Biden wants his climate plan to be a reality, but this all depends on a big $3.5 trillion budget package that is stalled in Congress. Jeff Brady is part of NPR's climate team. He's been looking into all this. Good morning, Jeff.

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Today House lawmakers will get their chance to ask top military officials about the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.

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The federal government could shut down in just three days.

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Yeah, a vote failed in the Senate last night that would have avoided a shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blamed Republicans.

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This is a very high-stakes week for Joe Biden's presidency. Democrats in Congress have a deadline to avoid a government shutdown, and they need to agree among themselves to pass Biden's domestic agenda. Here's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on ABC's "This Week."

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After 16 years, Germans have voted for a change.

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A jury in New York is deliberating in R. Kelly's federal trial. He is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping and racketeering.

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