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For September 27, 2011 -Senate reaches bipartisan agreement, opening statements to begin in Dr. Conrad Murray trial...
• Senate reaches bipartisan agreement on disaster funds: "The Senate on Monday night reached a bipartisan agreement intended to end a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government at the end of the week. In two votes, the Senate approved short-term spending measures to fund the government for the first seven weeks of the new fiscal year that begins Saturday."
• Opening statements to begin in trial of Michael Jackson's doctor: "Jurors will hear opening statements and the first witnesses Tuesday in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon's death." HLN will have full coverage throughout the day then tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9pm ET for all the latest on the case and we'll hear from some of Michael Jackson's closest friends.
• European optimism boosts stocks: "U.S. stocks rallied at Tuesday's open as investors grew more optimistic about Europe's debt crisis being resolved. The Dow Jones industrial average rallied 212 points, or 1.9%, shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 added 20 points, or 1.7%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 39 points, or 1.5%."
• Lawyer says no evidence links Knox and Sollecito to murder: "There was no physical trace of Amanda Knox or Rafaelle Sollecito in the room where British student Meredith Kercher was found murdered nearly four years ago, Sollecito's defense attorney said Tuesday as she began her closing arguments. "The room speaks only of Rudy" Guede, the other man convicted separately of killing Kercher, Giulia Buongiorno told a jury in Perugia, Italy, where Knox and Sollecito are fighting their conviction for the murder."
• 'Millionaire Matchmaker' apologizes for comments on gay men: "Patti Stanger, the star of Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker," issued an apology for saying gay men have difficulty staying monogamous."
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