Cyclist’s Olympic Dream Becomes $200,000 Medical Bill Nightmare After Bike Crash : Shots

Phil Gaimon was racing for a spot in the Olympics when he crashed with a fellow cyclist. He sailed over the handlebars and hit the ground hard. The result: a fractured collarbone, five broken ribs, a partially collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade and huge medical bills.

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Phil Gaimon was racing for a spot in the Olympics when he crashed with a fellow cyclist. He sailed over the handlebars and hit the ground hard. The result: a fractured collarbone, five broken ribs, a partially collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade

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Senate votes to move forward with bipartisan infrastructure bill

Washington — The Senate voted to move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations on Wednesday, clearing a key procedural hurdle on a bill that includes $550 billion in new spending for infrastructure projects around the country.

The vote to advance the legislation Wednesday night was 67 to 32, with 17 Republicans joining Democrats in voting in favor. Sixty votes were required to move the bill forward. The text of the proposal had not yet been released when the vote took place. 

As recently as this week, negotiations over the proposal appeared on the brink of collapse,

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