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US Senate passes spending bill ending fears of government shutdown

The US Senate has voted to pass a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill , lifting the threat of a government shutdown. It was passed by 56 votes to 40 in

The US Senate has voted to pass a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill , lifting the threat of a government shutdown. It was passed by 56 votes to 40 in

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Obama’s budget proposal sets stage for tough election campaign

As America is scrambling for an appropriate response to the Ukrainian crisis, the Obama administration unveiled a $3.9 trillion budget proposal that

As America is scrambling for an appropriate response to the Ukrainian crisis, the Obama administration unveiled a $3.9 trillion budget proposal that

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US House passes debt ceiling bill

The US House of Representatives has narrowly approved the raising of the government’s debt ceiling for the next year. The vote avoids a default

The US House of Representatives has narrowly approved the raising of the government’s debt ceiling for the next year. The vote avoids a default

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US Senate backs 2014 budget bill

Better late than never, the US Congress has backed a budget bill for 2014, lifting the threat of another federal agency shutdown for the next nine

Better late than never, the US Congress has backed a budget bill for 2014, lifting the threat of another federal agency shutdown for the next nine

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US Senate passes two-year bipartisan budget bill

The US Senate has passed a two-year federal budget bill – a decision that will ease automatic spending cuts and avert a government shutdown in

The US Senate has passed a two-year federal budget bill – a decision that will ease automatic spending cuts and avert a government shutdown in

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Breakthrough budget passed in US House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives has passed a breakthrough budget deal, avoiding a government shutdown in January. This result has laid the

The US House of Representatives has passed a breakthrough budget deal, avoiding a government shutdown in January. This result has laid the

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Republican civil war re-emerges over US bipartisan budget deal

John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives, usually is a self-contained veteran in the political battles in Congress

John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives, usually is a self-contained veteran in the political battles in Congress

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US committee reaches compromise deal over federal budget

A bipartisan budget deal to fund US federal services has been reached in Washington. It means for the first time in three years instead of a

A bipartisan budget deal to fund US federal services has been reached in Washington. It means for the first time in three years instead of a

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Mission impossible: US default averted

The US Congress has pulled the world’s biggest economy back from the brink of an historic debt default which could have triggered a global economic

The US Congress has pulled the world’s biggest economy back from the brink of an historic debt default which could have triggered a global economic

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Federal workers return in USA, but fear a repeat soon

It was a beautiful autumn day in Washington where the grand edifices of state were open again after 16 days of closure. It was the same story all

It was a beautiful autumn day in Washington where the grand edifices of state were open again after 16 days of closure. It was the same story all

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U.S. Senate finally breaks political deadlock over debt ceiling

After protracted negotiations over the last few days, the U.S. Senate finally saw a deal between the Democrats and Republicans over the country’s

After protracted negotiations over the last few days, the U.S. Senate finally saw a deal between the Democrats and Republicans over the country’s

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Fresh warnings as US default deadline looms

Despite a deal to reopen a number of iconic tourist sites, the US government remains closed with a default deadline looming. The debt ceiling must

Despite a deal to reopen a number of iconic tourist sites, the US government remains closed with a default deadline looming. The debt ceiling must

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Top US tourist sites reopen as states do deals over shutdown

Some of America’s most famous tourist sites are reopening again this weekend despite the government shutdown. Individual states struck a deal with

Some of America’s most famous tourist sites are reopening again this weekend despite the government shutdown. Individual states struck a deal with

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US government stand-off: Boehner not backing down

US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner has outlined his position on the stand-off surrounding raising the debt ceiling. In a press

US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner has outlined his position on the stand-off surrounding raising the debt ceiling. In a press

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Brights spots in US shutdown ordeal: Americans make an effort

The shutdown almost ruined their wedding, but Joy and Adam were able to tie the knot on the appointed day thanks to their fellow Americans’ kindness

The shutdown almost ruined their wedding, but Joy and Adam were able to tie the knot on the appointed day thanks to their fellow Americans’ kindness

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US government shutdown can't ruin dream wedding

The dream wedding of a young couple has been an unexpected victim of the US government shutdown. Joy Miller’s vision was to say “I do” in

The dream wedding of a young couple has been an unexpected victim of the US government shutdown. Joy Miller’s vision was to say “I do” in

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Obama 'exasperated' with Republicans over US government shutdown

The US government shutdown drags on after talks between President Obama and congressional leaders yielded nothing but token concessions that were

The US government shutdown drags on after talks between President Obama and congressional leaders yielded nothing but token concessions that were

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ECB holds rates unchanged, not perturbed about US shutdown

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy remains on track for a slow recovery. Speaking at a news conference in Paris

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy remains on track for a slow recovery. Speaking at a news conference in Paris

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US government shutdown closes tourist attractions

After taking on Tojo and Hitler American WWII veterans were not letting any Washington shutdown prevent them from visiting their fallen comrades war

After taking on Tojo and Hitler American WWII veterans were not letting any Washington shutdown prevent them from visiting their fallen comrades war

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Deadlock over US shutdown as Democrats reject Republican budget plan

The US government remains partially paralysed for the second day running on Wednesday with no sign of a breakthrough in the budget deadlock. The

The US government remains partially paralysed for the second day running on Wednesday with no sign of a breakthrough in the budget deadlock. The

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Angry US government workers slam Congress for partial shutdown

The feeling among hundreds of thousands of now non-working US government workers is one of anger. After Congress plunged the nation into a partial

The feeling among hundreds of thousands of now non-working US government workers is one of anger. After Congress plunged the nation into a partial