THE MORNING LOOP: 09.27.11
Senate votes to avoid shutdown x Sheen and Warner Bros. settle lawsuit x MJ doctor trial starts
The U.S. Senate passed a spending bill Monday to avoid a government shutdown. The measure passed in a bipartisan vote of 79 to 12. Under the agreement, funding for government agencies that is due to run out on Friday, would be extended for six weeks at a level set in this year’s debt limit deal.
Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor accused of manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, is set to stand trial today. If convicted, Murray could face a four-year prison term and the permanent loss of his medical license.
Warner Bros. Television released a statement Monday saying that Charlie Sheen's lawsuit against the studio and series executive producer Chuck Lorre has been settled "to the parties' satisfaction." Sheen had filed a $100 million lawsuit for wrongful termination against Warner after his firing last March. Sheen has also resolved his differences with his ex-bosses. Seems like Sheen is still #Winning!
The Supreme Court may vote on the Obama Administration's healthcare law early next year. It is expected to be a major issue during the 2012 elections.
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Jay-Z announced Monday that the New Jersey Nets will now be called the Brooklyn Nets and will be performing eight shows.
1. Washington Monument: The National Park Service says the Washington Monument remains closed indefinitely to visitors because of damage sustained during last month's earthquake.
2. Coffee: A new study found that women who regularly consume the caffeinated beverage are less likely to suffer depression.
3. Michael Vick: Eagles say his hand is not broken, just Bruised.