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Budget deal aims to avoid shutdowns

Ryan promotes agreement as it heads to Senate vote

Posted: December 16, 2013 at 5:51 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The top Republican architect of a U.S. budget agreement said Sunday he wanted to avoid the prospect of future government shutdowns after a 16-day partial closure in October hurt the economy.

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