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US Lawmakers Point Fingers as Funding Deadline Looms


The U.S. Congress has fewer than two weeks to extend federal spending authority or face a partial government shutdown when the fiscal year ends at midnight September 30. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, Washington usually is spared protracted fiscal fights during election years, but 2016 is proving to be different as even unanimously-backed goals, like fighting the Zika virus, are mired in partisan bickering.

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