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Bipartisan Deal Could End US Shutdown

Hopes have risen for a congressional agreement thaqt could reopen the U.S. government and avoid a debt default. As the partial federal government shutdown begins its third week, House and Senate members of both parties are to meet to discuss details of a potential deal. The accord would increase the federal government's debt limit into early 2014, and would include a short-term measure to reopen the government and allow negotiations to begin on a budget for fiscal 2014, which began on ...

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