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US Government Shutdown Averted, But Fiscal Fights Continue

One day after narrowly meeting a deadline to keep the U.S. government open through December 11, Congress is returning to a partisan battle over longer term funding in which military spending prioritized by Republicans is competing with domestic spending prioritized by Democrats. The stopgap measure that averted a partial government shutdown extends 2015 funding levels into the first 10 weeks of the 2016 fiscal year, which began Thursday.  Lawmakers from both parties say it...

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