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Boris Johnson. Photo: House of Commons/PA Images via Getty Images
Less than a day after expelling 21 rebel lawmakers from his own Conservative Party, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has seen his government defeated in Parliament for the 2nd and 3rd time.
Driving the news: Parliament passed a bill today forcing Johnson to seek a Brexit extension rather than take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal.
The tension: Lawmakers from across Parliament, including the ones expelled from the Conservative Party yesterday, view it as their moral obligation to stop a no-deal Brexit, which experts warn could cause food and drug shortages, a "shock" to the economy and possibly the outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland.
How we got here ...
The bottom line: Johnson is in a bind and has completely thrown away his majority. No one quite knows how the next 57 days will shake out.
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Serena Williams celebrates her 100th U.S. Open singles victory. She'll advance to the tournament semifinals tomorrow night after breezing past opponent Wang Qiang, 6-1, 6-0.
Federal troops stand with rifles ready to quell "mob rule" in Little Rock resulting from the integration crisis at Central High School. Photo: Bettmann via Getty Images
62 years ago today, a group of 9 African American students were blocked from entering and desegregating Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, by National Guard troops sent by Gov. Orval Faubus.