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Spending bill to avert shutdown is blocked in Senate, but compromise is likely by week's end

Faced with a week’s-end deadline to keep government funds flowing, the Senate on Tuesday blocked a stopgap spending measure amid partisan fighting over aid to victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis. But both sides predicted a government shutdown was unlikely, and final passage was still expected...
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