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The nation in brief

Posted: December 18, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Instead of trying to solve everything at once, we decided the most important thing we could do for the families we represent was to end the uncertainty.” Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who helped craft a bipartisan budget deal that has been cleared for a final Senate vote despite some objections from both Democrats and Republicans

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