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US Lawmakers Work Through Holiday as Debt Deadline Looms

U.S. lawmakers are meeting Monday, despite it being a federal holiday, as they work to resolve a two-pronged fiscal fight regarding the partially closed government and a looming deadline for making sure the nation can pay its debts. Portions of the government have been closed for two weeks and will remain that way until Congress and the president can agree on a new budget measure. That impasse has merged with Thursday's pending expiration of the country's debt ceiling, which would ...

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