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U.S. Republicans offer short-term debt limit hike, want talks

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WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will offer President Barack Obama a short-term increase in the federal debt limit if he will agree to negotiate with Republicans on a broad range of fiscal issues, including funding to reopen the government.

The plan to extend U.S. borrowing capacity would be conditioned on Obama and Democrats entering negotiations, which they have previously refused to do, Republican lawmakers and aides said.

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