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Funding Impasse Looms Ahead of Possible US Government Shutdown

The U.S. Congress is poised to deadlock on extending government funding two days before another possible federal shutdown. The Republican-led House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill that funds the U.S. military for the rest of the fiscal year but extends domestic funding for just six weeks — something Senate Democrats are pledging to block. Republicans, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, say national defense must come first with yearlong funding while negotiations...

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