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Government shutdown deadline looms as Republicans return to Washington

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Government shutdown deadline looms as Republicans return to WashingtonStill reeling from a bruising loss on health care, Republicans return to work after a two-week recess Monday with just five days to whip their fractious caucus in line and avoid a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government runs out on Friday, which coincidentally marks President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. Republicans, who control both houses of Congress and the White House, likely need at least a few Democratic votes in the House to pass the spending bill, and will definitely need some Democrats in the Senate to back their plan.

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