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House Republicans will gather behind closed doors today to nominate a new leader, prompted by House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise announcement that he would resign this month. Kevin McCarthy, currently the House majority leader, is the odds-on favorite to win the top slot. He only needs a majority of GOP votes today to win the nomination. The Californian is being challenged by Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida and Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah.
Volkswagen answers to Congress for cheating U.S. emissions tests--Michael Horn, Volkswagen’s boss in the U.S., will face questions from a House subcommittee Thursday over the manipulative software installed in up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide — which fooled regulators into believing that the vehicles were compliant with emissions standards.
A series of computer glitches is causing a financial aid crisis for students at Tacoma Community College. No financial aid means no books and no classes, and it’s even caused some to face eviction because the rent money is being help up. The line is long at the student financial aid help desk. The switch to a new campus computer system is the culprit for the glitch.
A Lewis County teenager who broke his neck while playing football last week was released from Harborview Medical Center earlier today. David Young was making a tackle during Friday night’s game when something horrible happened. The senior, who plays safety for Adna High School, walked to the sideline and then fell to his knees. Doctors believe he can make a full recovery from the scary injury, but they say he’ll never play football again.