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Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images

There's still no final spending bill deal, but some of the major issues — like funding for a border wall and election security — have been worked out. Congressional leaders will meet again this morning to tackle the rest.

Between the lines: As of now, there's nothing addressing gun violence or Affordable Care Act market stabilization, a setback for different members and groups that had been pushing the inclusion of these items.

Here's some of what's been decided so far, per a source familiar:

  • The wall: $1.6 billion with language limiting new border construction to the existing fencing technology.
  • Election security: $687 million to fight Russian cyberattacks in 2018 and to secure election systems.
  • Opioids: $2.8 billion increase for treatment, prevention and research.
  • Infrastructure: $10 billion in new funding that doesn't rely on tolls.
  • The Gateway Program, which involves an expansion and renovation of the rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey: as much as $541 million that would not require approval from the Department of Transportation. The project is also eligible for an additional $2.9 billion in discretionary grants.
  • DACA isn't addressed, and there will be no cuts to sanctuary cities.

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Why it matters: Sunday's shooting of the 20-year-old Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, just 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year, has reinvigorated Black Lives Matter protests and led to three consecutive nights of unrest.

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President Biden has named Erika Moritsugu as deputy assistant to the president and Asian American and Pacific Islander senior liaison, the White House announced Wednesday.

Driving the news: The decision follows weeks of pressure from AAPI leaders to include more Asian American representation at the Cabinet level and in senior administration roles.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) announced Wednesday a six-figure ad buy for a spot that takes aim at CNN as part of an offensive to hit back at mounting sexual misconduct allegations, Politico first reported.

Driving the news: Gaetz is under federal investigation following sex trafficking allegations, and the House Ethics Committee has also opened an inquiry. Announcing the 30-second ad, to run in his Florida Panhandle district, Gaetz called on his Twitter followers to "help us fight back!"