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Outlaw shutdowns? That might make Congress worse

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WASHINGTON — There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensure that treasured sites like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite stay open during a budget fight, instead of becoming political pawns. The idea's been around for three decades, but even after a 16-day shutdown that cost billions of dollars and outraged voters, it's a...

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