The nation in brief

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 3:46 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It cuts spending in a smarter way.” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announcing a deal to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from the Pentagon and other programs in exchange for spending reductions and increased fees elsewhere in the budget

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