The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Randstanding

Today in 5 Lines Protesters disrupted the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Despite new revisions to the legislation, Republican Senator Rand Paul said he remains opposed to the measure. Former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. The Supreme Court canceled oral arguments for two cases related to President Trump’s travel ban, after the administration issued a new update to the ban. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy will debate Senators Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar on health care at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. Today on The… Read More

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Watch: Get to Know the Women of Runaway June — and Find Out the Story Behind Their Unique Band Name

Meet Runaway June, a band that’s well on its way to country music superstardom. The group — comprised of Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke and Hannah Mulholland — has been dubbed the “Dixie Chicks for a new generation,” and with good reason. The band’s hit single “Lipstick” made them the first all-female trio to earn a top 25 hit on the country charts in a decade and with their new single “Wild West” hitting the airwaves, PEOPLE is sharing an exclusive video of the women sharing the story behind their band. “We’re three women singing and just telling stories that are relevant to people in this time, and we have songs… Read More

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This genius student passed his college test after he took advantage of teacher’s loophole

Sometimes the best way to ace a test is to read the directions. Just ask Elijah Bowen, a student at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, who used an unintended loophole to pass a recent exam for his financial accounting class, according to BuzzFeed News. His teacher, Reb Beatty, allows his students to bring notecards to the first test of the semester, which he uses to gauge their knowledge of the topic. It’s a practice he’s followed for years. Bowen was the only student to notice a small, but significant, detail missing in the directions that said students can bring all the information they can cram onto a 3×5 notecard.… Read More

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BMW is set to offer a pad to wirelessly charge your car

BMW is close to rolling out wireless charging on one of its cars — and this time, it doesn’t involve phones. That feature is already there, but being able to wirelessly charge your car is new. It really is a big charging pad for a 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. The BMW pad connects to a 220-volt outlet, then the sensors on the car show you where to steer so the vehicle can communicate with the charger, as shown in this video. According to BMW, the 9.4kWh battery in the 530e can be charged in about 3.5 hours at 3.2kW of power, or close to the level you’d get if you… Read More

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Kris Jenner: Already Cashing In On Kylie Jenner’s Pregnancy?!

If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the past few days, then you’ve likely already heard the news that Kylie Jenner is pregnant. Fans were shocked by the announcement, but obviously, no one is more stunned by this development than Kylie’s family. Sources say the reaction has been mixed, with Caitlyn Jenner maintaining that Kylie is too young to have a baby, and Kris … well, it sounds like Kris’ pupils turned to dollar signs when she heard the news. “Kris is excited right now and has already started processing how she is going to make money off Kylie’s pregnancy and the birth of her first child,” a Kardashian… Read More

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Whittingham: ‘No season-ending injuries’ for Utes against Arizona

SALT LAKE CITY Nothing has changed on the injury front for the 19th-ranked Utah Utes. At his weekly press conference Monday, head coach Kyle Whittingham repeated what he said following the Utes’ 30-24 victory at Arizona. He did, however, add a couple of words of emphasis. “No season-ending injuries,” Whittingham said. “Thank goodness.” Starting quarterback Tyler Huntley and several other players, including defensive end Kylie Fitts, suffered undisclosed injuries in Tucson. The Utes have a bye this week before hosting Stanford on Oct. 7. “There’s no season-ending injuries, like I said, so we’re going to be optimistic and hope that everybody’s ready in two weeks,” Whittingham said. “Maybe that’s wishful… Read More

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Betis routs Levante for its third straight win in Spain

MADRID — Real Betis kept the momentum from its stunning win at Real Madrid by thrashing Levante 4-0 and moving closer to the top of the Spanish league on Monday. Forward Antonio Sanabria, who scored the injury-time winner against Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last week, netted a goal in each half against Levante to lead Real Betis to its third straight victory. The Seville club moved to fifth place on goal difference, one spot ahead of Madrid. It trails third-place Sevilla by one point. Real Betis dominated in front of a crowd of nearly 50,000 fans at Benito Villamarin Stadium. Sanabria opened the scoring with a header two minutes… Read More

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Why Formerly Paralyzed DWTS Contestant Victoria Arlen Cried on Premiere Night

Victoria Arlen is an ESPN personality and former Paralympian swimmer and who, at age 11, was diagnosed with a neurological condition and an autoimmune disease, which affected her spinal cord and left her in a vegetative state for four years. Arlen slowly regained the ability to speak, eat, walk, and move and now is competing on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars — and is blogging about her experience on the ABC reality show exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Arlen, 22, and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, 31, on Twitter! Getting to perform on Dancing with the Stars last week was so surreal and life changing. There of course was a… Read More

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