Republicans clear first hurdle to avoid government shutdown

House appeared poised on Thursday night to pass a bill to keep the government open, after promising a vote on defense and immigration Republicans cleared the first hurdle in avoiding a government shutdown on Thursday night. The House of Representatives seemed poised to pass a bill to keep the government …

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Liverpool prison has 'worst conditions inspectors have seen'

Official report highlights broken windows, rats, cockroaches, damp, dirt and leaking toilets Prison chiefs have been summoned next week to explain to MPs their “abject failure” over living conditions in Liverpool prison, which have been described by inspectors as the worst they can recall. Their official inspection report, published on …

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