1. US debt ceiling deal clears first hurdle despite hard-line conservative revolt
- A hard-line Republican revolt could not prevent legislation to raise the US debt ceiling from leaking its first procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening. 
- The two parties finally reached a deal after a showdown lasting months, then weeks of painstaking negotiations.
- Now the two leaders, Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, must sell their weekend agreement to their members of Congress. They believe that even with some defections on the left and right, they have the votes to pass a bill before the deadline.

2. Two believed trapped after Davenport, Iowa building collapse
- Officials believe two people are possibly still alive in the rubble of a building in Davenport, Iowa, nearly 48 hours after it partially collapsed.
- Three other residents remain unaccounted for with no deaths confirmed so far.
- Nine people have been rescued since Sunday's incident.

3. Air New Zealand weighing passengers before flying
- Air New Zealand is weighing passengers before they board international flights, as part of a survey to determine average passenger weight.
- The weight will be anonymously recorded in a database but not be visible to airline staff or other passengers, the firm said.
- Air New Zealand said knowing average passenger weight would improve fuel efficiency in the future.
1. US debt ceiling deal clears first hurdle despite hard-line conservative revolt
- A hard-line Republican revolt could not prevent legislation to raise the US debt ceiling from leaking its first procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening. 
- The two parties finally reached a deal after a showdown lasting months, then weeks of painstaking negotiations.
- Now the two leaders, Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, must sell their weekend agreement to their members of Congress. They believe that even with some defections on the left and right, they have the votes to pass a bill before the deadline.

2. Two believed trapped after Davenport, Iowa building collapse
- Officials believe two people are possibly still alive in the rubble of a building in Davenport, Iowa, nearly 48 hours after it partially collapsed.
- Three other residents remain unaccounted for with no deaths confirmed so far.
- Nine people have been rescued since Sunday's incident.

3. Air New Zealand weighing passengers before flying
- Air New Zealand is weighing passengers before they board international flights, as part of a survey to determine average passenger weight.
- The weight will be anonymously recorded in a database but not be visible to airline staff or other passengers, the firm said.
- Air New Zealand said knowing average passenger weight would improve fuel efficiency in the future.

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