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Senate Leaders Reach Deal on Shutdown, Debt

U.S. Senate leaders have crafted a last-minute deal to reopen the federal government and avoid a potential U.S. default on its debts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and his Republican colleague, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced the deal Wednesday. Reid said both sides set aside their differences so the country could avoid financial "disaster." The proposal would keep the government running until January 15 and raise the borrowing limit enough to put off the ...

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