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US averts government shutdown a day ahead of deadline

The US Congress approved a stopgap funding bill on Thursday in a rare show of cross-party unity to keep federal agencies running into 2022 and avert a costly holiday season government shutdown.With the clock ticking down to the 11.59pm Friday deadline, the Senate voted by 69 to 28 to keep the lights on until February 18 with a resolution that had already advanced from the House.Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19 as US sees more Omicron casesThe “continuing resolution” avoids millions of…

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