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House OKs funding bill as President Obama, GOP work to avoid government shutdown

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The House on Wednesday passed a $982 billion temporary spending bill that would avert a government shutdown at month's end but that also incorporates the $85 billion in spending cuts that the White House claimed would devastate government operations and the economic recovery. The bill, known as a continuing resolution, passed 267-151 over the objection of most Democrats, who wanted the spending...

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