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Reports: Republicans Softening on Debt Limit Stance

U.S. news outlets say congressional Republicans are considering a proposal to temporarily extend the government's borrowing authority in order to end a stalemate with President Barack Obama and avoid a potential default. House Republicans are scheduled to discuss the issue early Thursday, hours before a small group will hold talks with Obama at the White House. The president invited all 232 House Republicans, but Speaker John Boehner is sending just 18 of his members, and only those with ...

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