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Senate Plan to End US Budget Crisis Gains Attention

Interest is growing among lawmakers in a U.S. Senate Republican plan to end a political stalemate on government funding now that President Barack Obama's efforts to reach an agreement with House Republicans appear to have stalled. The emerging proposal by Republican Senator Susan Collins would fund U.S. government operations at current levels for another six months. It would also extend the government's authority to borrow money through January. U.S. officials say under current ...

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