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Democrats and Republicans Reach Deal to Try to Prevent Government Shutdown

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WASHINGTON—Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement to extend government funding through Feb. 18, taking the first step toward avoiding a government shutdown this weekend.With current funding set to lapse at 12:01 a.m.

on Saturday, Dec. 4, lawmakers will now move to rapidly bring the legislation through the House and Senate. The House is expected to pass the bill on Thursday.

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