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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 13, 2014 at 5:42 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A final vote is expected Monday on a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill after two Republican Senators' demands prompted a delay. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah demanded a vote yesterday on a proposal to cut funds that might allow the Obama administration to implement his immigration policy. The Senate will be in session today, moving to a possible vote after midnight to limit debate.

BAGHDAD (AP) — A third helicopter shoot-down by Islamic State group militants is again raising the alarm about whether the extremists captured anti-aircraft weapons in their summer sweep across Iraq and Syria. Officials say an Iraqi military helicopter was shot down today in the Shiite holy city of Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, killing the two pilots. Officials say a shoulder-fired missile was used.

WASHINGTON (AP) — More protests are scheduled across the nation today to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Civil rights groups have organized what they call a national march in Washington, which will include the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with white police officers. New York City will also see protesters.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting outside an alternative high school that wounded three young people. Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle. Police later searched an apartment about five blocks east of the shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School.

BANJARNEGARA, Indonesia (AP) — Residents, police and soldiers in a central Indonesian village are digging through debris with anything available, including their bare hands after a deadly mudslide triggered by torrential rains. Officials say at least 18 people died and 90 are missing. About 105 houses were swept away. There are some reports of voices calling for help.

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