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Democrats Seek to Link Gun Violence Measure to Funding Bill

One day before U.S. government funding authorization was set to expire, the Senate on Thursday passed a short-term, five-day measure to keep the government running past Friday. The House is expected to pass a similar measure Friday. And the White House says the president will sign it, which would avert any agencies shutting down. But both chambers still will have to pass a massive government spending bill next week, before they leave town for a long holiday recess. Negotiations are...

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