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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen update reporters Thursday on Democratic efforts to pass President Biden's spending agenda. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Say They Agree On A Loose Framework To Pay For Their Spending Agenda

As Democrats scramble to move forward on President Biden's social spending agenda, leaders say they have reached agreement on a framework to pay for it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen update reporters Thursday on Democratic efforts to pass President Biden's spending agenda. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Say They Agree On A Loose Framework To Pay For Their Spending Agenda

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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona accompanies North High School's marching band on the cowbell during a Monday pep rally in Eau Claire, Wis. Tim Gruber for NPR hide caption

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The Education Secretary Plays Hardball (And A Cowbell) To Push For Safe Schools

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An artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope after it has unfolded in space. NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez hide caption

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NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez

NASA's Got A New, Big Telescope. It Could Find Hints Of Life On Far-Flung Planets

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The new game Sable features a soundtrack from Michelle Zauner, best known as the indie-rock star behind the band Japanese Breakfast. Shedworks hide caption

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Shedworks

Music Interviews

How Japanese Breakfast Crafted The Sounds Of The New Game 'Sable'

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How Japanese Breakfast Crafted The Sounds Of The New Game 'Sable'

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Tom (Dan Stevens) whisks a very skeptical Alma (Maren Eggert) around the dance floor as his precision-tooled algorithm tries to meet her every requirement for the perfect man. Bleecker Street hide caption

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Bleecker Street

In 'I'm Your Man,' Failing At Romance Is Part Of The Algorithm

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