Senators nearing deal on shutdown

Senators nearing deal on shutdown

USA Today: Top Senate leaders say they are close to a deal to end the government shutdown.

Obama, visiting a local food bank, told reporters that if congressional Republicans don't agree to an increase in the debt ceiling by Thursday, "we stand a good chance of defaulting."

Negotiators have made "progress" on a deal to raise the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling and reopen the government after a 14-day partial shutdown, Obama told reporters — but nothing is final "until the details are done."

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