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Politics Breaking News: 2 Sides, 2 Stories on Senate Showdown

by Wochit 0:58 mins

Politics Breaking News: 2 Sides, 2 Stories on Senate Showdown

by Wochit 0:58 mins

The immediate and the institutional are on a collision course in the Senate, where majority Democrats want to erode the right of minority Republicans to block confirmation of President Barack Obama's picks for administration posts. Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation, but Democrats vowed to fight both in the courts and the ballot box as they used the measure to rally their supporters. Military attack helicopters rattle over the impoverished desert towns of northern Sinai and the sound of gunfire erupts nightly, raising fears among residents of a looming confrontation between Egypt's military and Islamic militants who have intensified attacks since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

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