Deal Reached to End Government Shutdown

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    Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

    The government shutdown is finally coming to an end.

    Senate leaders on Wednesday finally hammered out a deal to reopen the government and avoid a potential U.S. default, which could have happened as soon as midnight tonight.

    According to CNN, the Senate deal would reopen the government, funding it until January 15. It would also raise the debt limit until February 7 to avert a possible default on U.S. debt.

    Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) made the announcement on the Senate floor this afternoon.

    Read more here.

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