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Vote on funding bill fails in Senate, virtually assuring government shutdown

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Vote on funding bill fails in Senate, virtually assuring government shutdown
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight as Democrats appear ready to block it, gambling that President Donald Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before departing on Marine One to spend the weekend at Camp David, Dec. 16, 2017. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
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Members of the Stark County Commission and the Stark County Sheriff's Office took a walk through the new addition to the Stark County Courthouse on Friday, Jan. 19. From left to right: Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich, Scull Construction project manager Rod Cockeram, Stark County Commissioners Dean Franchuk, Russ Hoff and Ken Zander and Isaac Karley with JLG Architects. Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press
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President Donald Trump during a bilateral meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan at the White House in Washington, Jan. 16, 2018. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
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With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
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With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
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Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, leaves after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 16, 2018. In a sign that Bannon is cooperating with the inquiry, Bannon will be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel in the Russia investigation instead of testifying before a grand jury, according to a person familiar with the matter. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
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From left: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi are seen Wednesday during a ceremony for former legislator Bob Dole. Both Republicans and Democrats face intraparty pressures over a short-term spending plan. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
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The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center is also known as the Kirkbride Building. David Samson / Forum News Service
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