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US Lawmakers Begin Work on Long-term Budget Compromises

U.S. lawmakers are moving on from the crisis of the government shutdown to talks aimed at resolving deep budget differences between Democrats and Republicans. A congressional panel has convened to address issues such as the size of the government and the level of federal taxation. The talks were mandated by the last-minute compromise bill that ended the federal shutdown this week. The panel, which began its work on Thursday, is scheduled to produce some kind of compromise budget plan by ...

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