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    Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act

    Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act

    Congressional reporter Dylan Wells explains. Plus, President Joe Biden heads to Kentucky after flooding, Israel and Palestinian militants agree to a cease-fire, senior data reporter Jayme Fraser explains how nursing home staffs shrunk amid COVID and the first college football poll is here.




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    • 11 min
    Understanding the Gas Price Rollercoaster

    Understanding the Gas Price Rollercoaster

    Gas prices are coming down in some parts of the U.S., but how volatile is that drop? What could make them go back up? Lead analyst for Gas Buddy Patrick De Haan gets down to the nitty gritty on gas prices.

    • 12 min
    Jury orders Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents nearly $50 million

    Jury orders Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents nearly $50 million

    Jones spread lies about the Sandy Hook massacre. Plus, more flooding in Kentucky, Taiwan says Chinese military drills simulate an attack on the island, President Joe Biden ends his second COVID-19 isolation and five players are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.




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    • 7 min
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's support sets up the Inflation Reduction Act

    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's support sets up the Inflation Reduction Act

    The bill addresses debt, climate and more. Plus, health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez talks about a COVID death plateau, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wraps up her Asia trip amid Taiwan tensions, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub has a monkeypox update and Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine years in Russian prison.




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    • 14 min
    China starts military drills surrounding Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit

    China starts military drills surrounding Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit

    The U.S. maintains that it has not shifted in its policy toward the island. Plus, travel reporter Zach Wichter says flight prices will soon drop, closing arguments are set in Brittney Griner's trial, money and tech reporter Terry Collins talks about employers looking for skills over experience and the NFL preseason is here.




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    • 9 min
    Kansas protects abortion

    Kansas protects abortion

    It's the first statewide vote on the issue. Plus, national correspondent Donovan Slack explains a bill to help veterans exposed to toxic substances, a cargo ship leaves Ukraine for the first time in more than five months, reporter Celina Tebor updates us on the McKinney Fire and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee considers funding for Taiwan amid China tensions.




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    • 9 min

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