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Arizona Edition: Sen. Mark Kelly Dicusses Infrastructure Deal

This week a bipartisan group of 20 U nited States Senators announced a $1 trillion deal on infrastructure. Though the details are still to be worked out , the framework received the support of 17 Republicans in a procedural vote Wednesday.

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TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee says it's looking into a U.S. athlete's decision to defy a ban on protesting while on the medal podium in Tokyo.

U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders briefly held her arms above her head in the shape of an X after accepting her silver medal. The ceremony was over, China's anthem to honor Gold medalist Gong Lijiao was complete.

TOKYO — Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan was entering the final lap of her 1,500 meter heat when the runner in front of her tripped, bringing Hassan crashing to the ground.

Suddenly well behind the leaders, she stood up and turned on the gas.

Eleven of the world's fastest runners stood between her and victory. With astonishing drive, she blazed by them one by one, rapidly making up ground.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a "moral imperative" to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge.
An estimated 3.6 billion Americans are at risk of eviction, some as soon as Monday.

WASHINGTON — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden's big priority.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocked in at some 2,700 pages, and senators could begin amending it soon. Despite the hurry-up-and-wait during a rare weekend session, the final product was not intended to stray from the broad outline senators had negotiated for weeks with the White House.

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Tonight, dancer Calvin Royal III will take center stage for a special spotlight performance at the Vail Dance Festival — where he's this year's artist-in-residence. He'll dance to Dinah Washington's "This Bitter Earth," a piece, he says, that often makes audiences burst into tears.

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