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Power Breakfast: Spending Discussed, Political Chicken Ensues

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Democrats and Republicans both say they won't back down. This showdown could mean a government shutdown.When it gets back next week, the Senate has only four days to consider a controversial spending plan approved by the House. Republican senators, like Lamar Alexander of Tennessee say, the Senate should seize the chance to make the nation fiscally sound.

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With A Little Magic, Small Budget Horror Films Pack A Big Punch

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, about the magic of micro-budget horror films.
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Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

California lawmakers just passed a landmark bill that would make farmworkers eligible for overtime if they work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Some farmers say they can't afford that.
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Key Florida Senate Race Is Set: It's Rubio Vs. Murphy

Despite facing a hotly contested primary challenge, incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio appears to easily have dispatched of his opponent.
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Facebook Faces Trending News Problems After Firing Curators

On Friday, news site Quartz reported that Facebook fired its "news curators" and replaced them with algorithms to compile the news that ends up on Facebook's "Trending" news section. Many users took note when a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was trending.

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