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Threat Of Government Shut Down Looms As Budget Year Nears End

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Prospects for a government shutdown seem higher than they have in years. With two weeks to go before the budget year ends, a contingent of House Republicans are insisting that any spending bill must "defund" Obamacare — a condition the Democratically-led Senate and President Obama say they will not abide.

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