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House passes bill to fund govt. through February

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The sun sets at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The sun sets at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 5:33 PM PT – Thursday, December 2, 2021

The House has passed a bill to extend government funding through Feb. 18.

The measure passed on Thursday and is now headed to the Senate where it faces a partisan battle. Some Senate Republicans have indicated they will push for a shutdown in an effort to fight Joe Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters he’s hoping the bill will pass through the upper chamber by Thursday night.

In the meantime, Biden said he doesn’t believe a government shutdown will happen this weekend.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Biden suggested there wouldn’t be a federal shutdown unless somebody decides to do something erratic. This comes after lawmakers in the House agreed on a bill that would fund government agencies until Feb. 18.

While Biden seems confident a shutdown won’t happen, again, a few Republican senators have threatened to not support the measure unless they are able to vote on defunding COVID-19 vaccine mandates on businesses.

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Lawmakers in the Senate have a deadline of midnight on Friday to take action.

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Murder suspect arrested in shooting of Jacqueline Avant

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FILE - Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. Jacqueline Avant was fatally shot early Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden Invision/AP, File)

FILE – Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. Jacqueline Avant was fatally shot early Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden Invision/AP, File)

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UPDATED 6:20 PM PT – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Police arrested 29-year-old Aariel Maynor during a burglary call for the murder of Jacqueline Avant.

Law enforcement announced the arrest on Thursday, after the wife of music executive Clarence Avant was shot and killed in their Beverly Hills home Wednesday. Police said Maynor was arrested after he accidentally shot himself in the foot during another burglary in the Hollywood Hills and surveillance footage uncovered his tracks.

Authorities believe the shooter acted alone, but are still investigating potential accomplices.

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“The motives in this case are still unknown and we’re investigating all possible motives. And we will not speculate on anything that’s out there, if this was a robbery attempt or not,” said Chief Mark Stainbrook of the Beverly Hill Police Department.

Authorities confirmed Clarence and a security guard were home at the time of the shooting, but remained unharmed.

Meanwhile, the family and neighboring community continue to mourn over the loss of 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant as the investigation continues to unfold.

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NYPD: Incident at UN not terror-related

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New York police officers gather near the UN headquarters in New York City, New York on December 2, 2021. - The United Nations headquarters in New York was cordoned off on Thursday during a police stand-off with a lone man apparently holding a gun outside the venue, officials said. "The UN headquarters is closed, there is police activity," a UN spokesman told AFP. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP) (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)

New York police officers gather near the UN headquarters in New York City, New York on December 2, 2021. (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:06 PM PT – Thursday, December 2, 2021

A man was arrested Thursday morning, after an hours-long standoff, which prompted a lockdown at the UN complex in Manhattan. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said the incident is not terror-related.

During a press conference on Thursday, officials said the man seen pacing along the front entrance with a loaded shotgun at one point to his head, surrendered peacefully. He reportedly drove from Florida, checked in to a nearby hotel a few days prior, and wanted papers delivered to the UN headquarters.

Police confirmed the documents were some sort of medical records. The man was soon taken to a local hospital for observation.

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Police said the bomb squad swept his hotel and truck, and determined there was no outstanding threat to the public. While they are not releasing the suspect’s name, they say he doesn’t have a criminal record.

In the meantime, operations are back to normal at the facility, charges are pending against the man, and an investigation is underway.

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