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Congress averts government shutdown, barely. Massive storm whacks California, Oregon and Washington. And CIA chief defends harsh interrogations.
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A few more days: Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown that was to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, and the Senate will get a two-day extension of current funding levels to give itself time to approve the House bill.