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Durbin: ‘I think I’m close’ to getting Senate votes needed to advance DREAM Act

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Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday that he thinks he is "close" to securing the Republican votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster to advance a key immigration measure that would provide a pathway to ...

Tom Jones recalls comical encounter with Elvis Presley in Las Vegas: ‘We became that close’

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"I was staying in Caesar’s Palace, and he was at the Hilton, and somebody had sent him a song he thought would be good for me so he came over," the Welsh music star told People magazine on Friday about Elvis Presley....

Coronavirus herd immunity ‘getting close’ in some regions, NIH director says

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Dr. Francis Collins said experts "don’t really quite know" yet the exact rate of the population that needs some form of protection to achieve herd immunity, but the benchmark is likely "up there around 70, 85 percent...

Hawaii ‘close’ to reaching coronavirus herd immunity, epidemiologist says

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The theory of herd immunity has been a hot-button issue as of late. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top experts have urged people to distance themselves from the idea of it since it’s hard to pinpoint an exact number of ...

Jeff Bridges says he was ‘close to the pearly gates’ while battling Covid during cancer treatment

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Jeff Bridges says his cancer is in remission, and he's making progress in his fight against the long-term effects of Covid after a tough battle. In a new post to his website, the actor says his cancerous mass is no...

Schumer warns on debt ceiling: ‘It’s not too late, but it’s getting dangerously close’

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned on Tuesday that action must be taken soon to avert a debt limit crisis, saying in a floor speech, "it's not too late, but it's getting dangerously close," as a key deadlin...

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s ex-wife Miranda Kerr discuss their ‘close’ relationship

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The pop star, 36, is currently engaged to the supermodel's ex-husband Orlando Bloom. Perry has an infant daughter, Daisy, with Bloom, while Kerr shares 10-year-old son, Flynn, with the actor. Perry and Kerr spoke on ...

Biden, Obama talk ‘regularly,’ in ‘close touch’ on a ‘range’ of issues, White House says

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said Biden and Obama "are not just former colleagues, I guess you call them, as president and vice president." BIDEN REGULARLY CONSULTS WITH OBAMA, PSAKI SAYS "They ...

Asteroid the size of Giza pyramid, Taj Mahal to pass ‘close’ to Earth

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The 2008 GO20 asteroid is between 318 and 720 feet tall (220 meters) and has drawn comparisons to a number of famous world structures to convey just how big it is, including the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid of Giz...