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A bill extending funding for the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund has been approved by the Senate. The bill extends funding for decades. The fund provides assistance for first responders and others who were exposed to deadly toxins at Ground Zero after the 9-11 terror attacks. The House recently passed the bill and President Trump is expected to sign it soon. The measure got a big push from New York firefighters, police and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart.        The House Ways and Means Committee is being Sued by President Trump as a way to block his tax returns from becoming public. The suit comes just weeks after the committee sued both the Treasury Department and IRS to obtain Trump's federal returns, but Trump's lawsuit will intervene. Trump has repeatedly refused to show his tax documents, a common tradition among presidential candidates.       Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller [[ MULL-er ]] is reportedly asking deputy Aaron Zebley to attend two House hearings with him as backup. CNN says Mueller asked Zebley to come to help him answer questions, should he be needed. The request is being considered by Democrats who run the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, but Republicans are said to be suspicious.       Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is cheering the big budget deal that has been struck by the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. McConnell called it the best deal possible under the circumstances of "divided government." The deal covers government spending for two years and raises the federal debt ceiling. The deal must be approved by the full House and Senate and signed into law by President Trump.        A boxer who collapsed following a fight at MGM National Harbor in Maryland is dead. Maxim Dadashev of Russia passed away this morning. He was hospitalized after his match Friday with Subriel Matias, which was stopped by Dadashev's corner following the 11th round. He took numerous shots to the head and was hospitalized with swelling to his brain. He had been in a medically induced coma. Dadashev was 28-years-old.        Lifetime announced today it will follow up it's acclaimed six-part documentary on R. Kelly with "Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath." The new show will explore what's happened since it aired in January. Kelly was arrested for a second time in Chicago two weeks ago on sex-crime charges. The 52-year-old also faces charges in Brooklyn where he's due in court next month.