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Deal to avert default provides $3 billion for Kentucky dam; critics point to Mitch McConnell

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The Senate-forged deal to reopen the government and avert a default on the nation's debts contains two unrelated provisions providing nearly $3 billion for a dam in Kentucky, as well as up to $450 million for roads in Colorado. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., hashed out the parameters of the deal after an alternative...