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House kills pension bill, leaving budget deal in tatters

Increased domestic spending advocated by Democrats and included in the package was necessary given Republicans' desire to increase spending on defense, McConnell said, deflecting criticism from deficit-conscious conservatives. The state House was to convene a short, ministerial session Wednesday so House Speaker Mike Turzai can send the bill to Wolf's desk. "Believe me - many, many members who voted "no" in there are very glad this happened", said Taylor.

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Best Memes of Kirk Cousins & the Washington Redskins Making the Playoffs

Washington wanted to run a play before the half, but they certainly did not want the clock to expire without a play. We will find out Saturday when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Washington Redskins in Week 16 for a huge divisional matchup.

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State budget deal still mired in uncertainty

On Tuesday, Democrats and moderate Republicans narrowly sent the $30.8 billion spending bill over key procedural hurdles in the House. Pennsylvania is one of just two states - along with IL - still fighting over a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

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Kardashian family Christmas card features North, Disick kids

However, insiders have informed the website that the couple are "almost certain" that they will reject all the offers. When North was born, West appeared on the " Kris Jenner Show" and revealed the first photos for his daughter on TV. The 2-year-old spent Christmas Day experimenting with lipstick, giving aunt Khloe Kardashian a makeover. Back in October, the rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian West stopped by " American Idol's " San Francisco auditions where West sang his own song ...

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Four confirmed dead in Garland after North Texas tornado outbreak

Harn said there are no active rescues underway, though first responders continue to search houses for anyone trapped after the storms passed. The Weather Service said a tornado had touched down to the south of Dallas in Ellis County, where Emergency Management Coordinator Stephanie Parker said: "We have destroyed and damaged homes".

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Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Stock is Up Big Today

The drugmaker's outlook for the fourth quarter ending December 31 has been lowered to between $2.55 and $2.65 a share. The price cuts will take effect in the second half of 2016, while the 10 percent cuts will be phased in over the next few months, the companies said.