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The House is ready to pass a government funding bill today — without the provision to defund Planned Parenthood — and avert a government shutdown. But it’s possible that showdown has only been delayed until the next fiscal deadline in December. House and Senate leaders plan to meet soon with President Obama to try to reach some kind of agreement on future spending levels to try to prevent this funding crisis from happening again.
Russia’s parliament has given Vladimir Putin authorization to send troops to Syria. There is a report that the Russians have also demanded that the US remove its warplanes from Syria.
Tropical Storm Juaquin could become a hurricane today. It’s possible that the storm could hit the east coast or turn out to sea.
Tony Stewart will announce his retirement Tony Stewart will announce his intentions today to step away after the 2016 season.
A year after a study discovered underwater plant life at Lake Austin had disappeared, researchers are finding vegetation is still struggling to return to the waters. Carp has taken over. Bassmaster once listed Lake Austin as one of the top 10 bass fishing lakes in the country. This year, it didn’t make the top 100. Researchers are trying to find a solution.