CIRCUS TENT COLLAPSE
Circus tragedy: A circus tent collapsed during stormy weather in New Hampshire yesterday, killing two people. Their names weren’t released, but officials described them as a “young man and a young girl.” About 100 people were inside the tent at the time, watching a performance of the Walker Brothers Circus. At least 27 people were hospitalized.
Forum fun: Consider it a debate preview. Fourteen of the 17 GOP presidential contenders were on stage last night for a candidates’ forum, in advance of Thursday’s night big debate. Each candidate answered questions in a one-on-one format with a moderator. It was a pretty tame two hours, probably because the current GOP frontrunner — Donald Trump — wasn’t there.
Funding fight: A Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood failed yesterday, setting up the possibility the GOP will use a government shutdown threat to strip the nonprofit group’s funding. Federal agencies run out of money at the end of September, and Congress is expected to take up some type of short-term spending bill next month. Pressure will be high in conservative circles to attach a provision to any federal spending bill to block additional funds for Planned Parenthood.
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