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FBI photo of the crime scene after the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery. Photo via Netflix

Premiering Wednesday on Netflix ... "This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist," a four-part documentary series from director Colin Barnicle taking viewers back 30 years to St. Patrick's Day weekend in 1990.

  • "[L]egendary works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others worth over half a billion dollars today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston."

The series covers "the leads, dead ends, lucky breaks and speculations that characterized the investigation of this still unsolved mystery."

  • The bottom line, from @BarnicleBros: "500 million dollars worth of stolen art and a 10 million dollar reward for whoever finds it. ... #ThisIsARobbery."

The Guardian writes: "The project, five-plus years in the making, takes a comprehensive a look at a case barely thawed in 30 years; it consults crime scene photos and evidence logs, interviews key journalists and legal figures, and studies several theories."

  • "Barnicle and his brother, Nick, Boston-area natives long fascinated by the case, began investigating in 2014 and shooting in 2015, a process which involved years of combing the local web of investigators."
Missing for 30 years: Rembrandt’s "Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee." Graphic design (background and framing): Ellie Sisler. Photo courtesy Barnicle Brothers

Go deeper: Watch the trailer.

  • All 13 missing pieces of art are featured on @barniclebrothers Instagram, with the story behind each work.
A map of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, highlighting the alarms that were set off in each room during the robbery. Photo: Netflix
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House passes government funding, debt ceiling bill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The House passed a bill on Tuesday to fund the government through early December, along with a measure to raise the debt ceiling through December 2022.

Why it matters: The stopgap measure, which needs to be passed to avoid a government shutdown when funding expires on Sept. 30, faces a difficult journey in the Senate where at least ten Republicans would need to vote in favor.

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The Democrats' debt dilemma

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Democrats find themselves in a political and potentially catastrophic economic quagmire as Republicans stand firm on denying them any help in raising the federal debt ceiling.

Why it matters: The Democrats are technically right — the debt comes, in part, from past spending by President Trump and his predecessors, not only President Biden's new big-ticket programs. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is saddling them with the public relations challenge of making that distinction during next year's crucial midterms.

Pelosi's endgame

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears at a news conference on Tuesday. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began her infrastructure endgame Tuesday, pressuring centrists to ultimately support as much social spending as possible while pleading with progressives to pass the roads-and-bridges package preceding it.

Why it matters: Neither group can achieve what it wants without the other, their ultimatums be damned. The leaders of both acknowledged the speaker's unique gift for pulling off a deal after separate conversations with Democratic leaders.

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