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With four days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, points to a countdown clock during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Schumer, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate set to OK budget bill, but fight not over

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate moved Friday toward approving legislation keeping federal agencies from locking their doors on Tuesday. But disputes with the Republican-run House and among GOP lawmakers themselves ensure the battle will spill into the weekend at least, and quite possibly beyond.

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