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Congress votes to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress on Thursday extended soon-to-expire funding for the federal government for another two weeks, giving Democrats time to craft a more lasting solution. Read more

House votes to censure Rangel on ethics charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives censured veteran Democrat Charles Rangel for ethics violations on Thursday, forcing the former chief tax writer to face a humiliating public rebuke before his colleagues. Read more

Deficit-cutting plan stumbles in uphill climb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bold plan to slash the U.S. budget deficit appeared on Thursday to be falling short of the support needed from members of a presidential commission to trigger congressional action. Read more

China’s U.N. influence rising, West should be careful: institute

SYDNEY (Reuters) – China’s engagement with the United Nations is on the rise as its economic power grows, but the West should be cautious with calls for it to act as a responsible world leader, as Beijing’s goals may not be the same as the West’s, said a new report on Friday. Read more