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With shutdown deadline looming, 5 things to watch as Congress returns
With shutdown deadline looming, 5 things to watch as Congress returns

  Congress returns Monday from its long summer break as the U.S. faces heightened terrorist threats abroad and unresolved policy issues at home. But most lawmakers appear poised to handle only the most basic business of government before returning to the midterm election campaign trail. At the top of the agenda is a measure to fund federal agencies to avoid another government shutdown. With just two short weeks of work expected on Capitol Hill before lawmakers break again until after the November election, here are five things to watch for. 1. Democrats will try to goad Republicans. Seizing on what might be their last chance to shake up things before an election that looks...

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