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Mitch McConnell
Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown
Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown

Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants despite a loss in court earlier this month. Money for Homeland Security has been tied up for weeks as congressional conservatives sought to block the department's budget unless Democrats agreed to a measure repealing Obama's executive actions on deportation. Funds for the department, which oversees immigration and border security, among other duties, will run out Friday night unless lawmakers act. Administration officials say...

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