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US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise
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US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise

A military exercise in Fiji involving the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand ends this week as the traditional allies counter China’s growing influence in the regionCANBERRA, Australia -- A military exercise in Fiji involving the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand ends this week as the traditional allies counter China’s growing influence in the region.The 11-day Exercise Cartwheel in Fiji began Sept. 12 and ends Friday, the U.S. Embassy in the Fijian capital Suva said Tuesday in an email.U.S. Navy Commander Victor Lange said the name of the exercise originated from Operation Cartwheel during World War II, in which the U.S. fought alongside the militaries of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji — then a British colony — to neutralize the Japanese base at ...
Senate Democrats near passage of Inflation Reduction Act in marathon overnight session
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Senate Democrats near passage of Inflation Reduction Act in marathon overnight session

Washington — Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Biden's original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations.Debate began Saturday and by sunrise on Sunday, Democrats had swatted down a dozen Republican efforts to torpedo the legislation, with no clear end in sight. Despite unanimous GOP opposition, Democratic unity in the 50-50 chamber — buttressed by Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote — suggested the party was on track for a morale-boosting victory three months from elections when congressional control is at stake.The House planned to return briefly from s...
By 51-50 margin, Senate votes to begin debate on Inflation Reduction Act
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By 51-50 margin, Senate votes to begin debate on Inflation Reduction Act

Democrats started pushing their election-year economic bill through the Senate on Saturday, starting the sprawling collection of President Joe Biden's priorities on climate, energy, health and taxes on a pathway through Congress that the party hopes will end in victory by the end of this week.In a preview of the sharply partisan votes that are expected on a mountain of amendments, the evenly divided Senate voted to begin debate on the legislation 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie and overcoming unanimous Republican opposition. The package, a dwindled version of earlier multitrillion-dollar measures that Democrats failed to advance, has become a partisan battleground over inflation, gasoline prices and other issues that polls show are driving voters. ...