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Obama to weigh changes to U.S. trade agencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will consider reorganizing the many agencies that focus on trade and exports as part of a broad effort to restructure the federal government that he will launch on Friday. Read the full story.
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Next stopgap bill would cut $6 billion over 3 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Republicans are preparing another stopgap-spending bill that would cut $6 billion from current levels and keep the government running for three more weeks, Representative Steven LaTourette said on Thursday. Read the full story.
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House panel delves into Muslims radicalization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Muslim Americans must do more to combat Islamic radicalization as al Qaeda targets them to help carry out terrorism plots, a lawmaker said on Thursday as he convened hearings critics said unfairly singled out Muslims. Read the full story.
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Senate kills competing spending cut bills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate defeated a pair of spending-cut bills on Wednesday — a Republican plan for nearly $60 billion in reductions and a far smaller Democratic alternative — increasing pressure on both sides to cut a bipartisan deal. Read the full story.
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