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GOP retools plan as Congress seeks debt fix

WASHINGTON — Six days away from a potentially calamitous government default, House Republicans appeared to be coalescing Wednesday around a work-in-progress plan by House Speaker John Boehner to increase the U.S. borrowing limit and chop $1 trillion in federal spending. ...

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Debt face-off shifts to Congress, bargain in play

WASHINGTON — Negotiations to increase the nation’s debt ceiling shifted to Congress where Republican and Democratic leaders were assessing the mood of their members even as an intricate but potentially face-saving deal to avoid an unprecedented government default was taking ...

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