Senate Passes Debt Ceiling Hike, Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Surveillance, Killing in Syria Accelerates: P.M. Links


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  • The Senate voted to raise the debt ceiling this afternoon. Before the vote, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged Republican senators to reject their "Tea Party overlords."
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has filed a suit against President Obama and administration officials over NSA surveillance.
  • Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has been found guilty on corruption charges and is facing up to 20 years behind bars.
  • President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.
  • Killing in Syria has accelerated amid faltering peace talks in Switzerland. Over 230 people a day have been killed in Syria since Jan. 22.  
  • The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on Nov. 3.

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