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Government shuts down as Sen. Rand Paul upbraids GOP colleagues over budget-busting spending plan

The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown early Friday as a defiant Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown — technically...
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