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Government Shutdown Deadline Approaches as Deal Eludes Lawmakers

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WASHINGTON—Lawmakers worked Wednesday to reach an agreement on a short-term spending patch to avoid a potential partial government shutdown this weekend, with Democrats and Republicans still haggling over the details of the funding extension.Party leaders had initially hoped to release an agreement earlier this week.

Democrats have eyed a spending patch that would last until mid-or-late-January, while Republicans have pushed for a longer extension.

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