US government shutdown looms as lawmakers squabble

The threat of a US federal government shutdown was looming as lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before funding runs out Friday.Congress has until Friday night (Saturday Hong Kong time) to come up with a new budget in order to avoid a sudden stoppage of most so-called non-essential federal government operations, putting hundreds of thousands of workers on furlough without pay.Various administrative offices, national parks, museums and dozens of other services would see their…

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