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Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell optimistic that a deal is near

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Senate leaders on Monday were optimistic that they could broker a deal that would avoid the U.S. default on its debt and reopen the government, perhaps before the afternoon meeting the four top congressional lawmakers have with President Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were huddled most of Monday in McConnell's office, working out a...

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