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Shutdown Likely as Paul Prevents Budget Vote

“The federal government on Thursday night slid toward at least a brief shutdown as a single Republican senator, Rand Paul of Kentucky, held off a vote on a far-reaching budget deal that would stave it off,” the New York Times [...]
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