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News Roundup: Another federal shutdown approaches; Gaetz goes neo-Nazi; post-Roe Texas

The Republican position is that defaulting on the nation's debt would be an unacceptable crisis—and that every Republican will vote to do it. What happens after that remains a mystery.

In the news today: Senate Republicans aren't budging from their vow to shut down the federal government—again—rather than voting with Democrats to keep it open. With the fall of Roe v. Wade in Texas, women in that state are now facing hours-long drives to out-of-state clinics. An already-disgraced House Republican is again attempting to distract from his own scandals by creating new ones, in this case by promoting the neo-Nazi "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory declaring that Democrats and "globalists" have been inundating the nation with nonwhite immigrants in order to weaken the power of whites. And yes, he heard it from Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

Here's some of what you may have missed:

Football news:

Marquinhos: Messi is a monster from another dimension. Neymar is a wizard. Mbappe is a meteorite
Andros Townsend: Football is an inclusive environment where all races, religions and orientations are represented
Verratti supported Neymar after the words about the last World Cup
Ibrahimovic scored in his own goal at 2-0 against Bologna. After 3 minutes, Barrow equalized
Carragher about Ronaldo outside the united Manchester United and Liverpool team: Greenwood became a superstar, we had to find a place for him
Laporta on Messi's departure: Barcelona is above the players. I could not pawn the TV rights for 50 years
Guardiola believes that there will always be dissatisfied players: They are paid to play football, and I say that they will not play. How can they be happy?