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Back pay for furloughed workers slows in Senate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill the House passed to guarantee that furloughed federal workers receive back pay after the partial government shutdown is resolved seems to have hit a snag in the Senate. The second-ranking Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, said Monday that "it's premature to do it right now." The measure passed the House unanimously on Saturday and has the backing of the...