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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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China welcomes Locke nomination for U.S. ambassador post

BEIJING (Reuters) – China Thursday presented open arms to U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the new ambassador to China, as the two countries try to strengthen their ties and nurture more mutual trust. Read the full story.
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