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US Government Shuts Down; Congress Misses Deadline to Renew Funding

The U.S. government shut down after Congress missed a deadline to renew the federal government’s funding. The shutdown Friday marks the second partial federal shutdown in less than a month. Earlier, a single Republican senator held up a bipartisan bill to keep the U.S. government open hours before federal funds were set to expire. Rand Paul of Kentucky objected to the Senate proceeding to vote on a two-year budget deal that would boost military and domestic spending by hundreds of...

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