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US Republicans Offer Short-term Increase in Borrowing Limit

U.S. Republican lawmakers are offering a short-term increase in the country's borrowing authority so the United States does not default on its financial obligations, but only if President Barack Obama negotiates an end to the partial government shutdown. Speaker John Boehner, leader of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, asked his colleagues Thursday to support the increase in the country's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling through November 22, so the country can borrow ...

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