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NEW YORK (AP) — Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unloaded on Democratic bills like ones to raise the minimum wage and lower student loan interest rates, according to audio obtained by The Nation and The Undercurrent.

During a private gathering with top donors in June organized by the Koch brothers called "American Courage: Our Commitment to a Free Society," McConnell vowed to continue to block Democratic proposals if Republicans win the Senate majority.

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