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US Government Shuts Down; Senate Passes Bill, Sends It to House

The U.S. Senate, early Friday morning, voted 71-28 to approve a combined bill to fund the government through March 23 and a two-year federal budget. The legislation now goes to the U.S. House, where its future is less certain. A vote in the House is expected Friday morning.  The U.S. government shut down at midnight Thursday after Congress missed a deadline to renew the federal government’s funding. The shutdown marks the second partial federal shutdown in less than a...

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