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Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint

Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. The aim … Click to Continue »
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