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Stopgap spending bill to Obama by Friday

A divided Congress is about to send President Barack Obama a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for three more weeks in hopes that budget talks between the White House and Republicans in charge of the House start to bear fruit. Thursday’s measure includes $6 billion in cuts to domestic spending and would be shipped to Obama after a Senate vote that’s likely to be overwhelmingly in favor. Some GOP conservatives are balking because they’re seeking larger spending cuts and an immediate battle over the budget, but both Democratic and Republican leaders support the stopgap bill. The measure
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