After three days of closure, the Senate voted Monday to re-open the federal government for three weeks, pushing off sticky immigration issues until next month. The bill funds the government through Feb. 8 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. Senators voted 81-18 to limit debate on the bill, a procedural step before final passage; it was expected to pass the Senate and House later in the day.
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After decades of policy proposals and press releases calling for vouchers and other non-traditional educational options, Republicans are relishing their first big win on school choice, a victory in a year otherwise marked by legislative disarray. “We had a national victory for school choice last month that will resonate for years to come,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas.
Trump proclaims National School Choice Week, says administration "committed to empowering those most affected by school choice decisions and best suited to direct taxpayer resources, including States, local school boards, and families" @The74https://t.co/kvhLLpqa8x
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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