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Senators press parochial hopes in spending debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometimes,it's the small stuff. As a government-wide spending bill nears the finish line in the Senate, chamber members are focusing on local concerns like keeping meat inspectors on the job and preventing furloughs at rural airports as well as re-opening the White House to tours. The massive spending bill is required to avert a government showdown at the end of the month...

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