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US Congress Faces Deadline to Avoid Partial Shutdown

The U.S. Congress is headed toward approval of a temporary spending plan to keep the national government from a partial shutdown. Both the Senate and House of Representatives are planning votes Wednesday to adopt a funding measure for federal agencies that would last through December 11, when another showdown over spending priorities is likely. The stopgap measure the Senate and House are voting on would extend spending at the same level it has been for the 12-month period that is...

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