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Crunch Time for US Senate on Trade, Surveillance

A U.S. Senate accustomed to plodding through legislation has a few days to act on three major bills or cancel at least part of next week’s scheduled Memorial Day recess. With legislation pending on a mammoth trade pact, the scope of domestic anti-terror efforts and national highway funding, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday urged senators to “keep the ball moving.” Monday, McConnell advised his colleagues against making travel plans to depart Washington. “The Senate...

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