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FILE - In this Spet. 8, 2016, photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., waits on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington for a rally. Driven by a desire to free up endangered lawmakers to campaign, congressional negotiators are working to quickly finalize a spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus. Any measure that’s going to prevent a shutdown on Oct. 1 will need the support of Democrats and a signature from President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)


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