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The US Capitol Building is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, February 6, 2018, as lawmakers work to avert a government shutdown later this week.
Congressional leaders said Tuesday they were close to a budget deal that would keep the US government open -- despite President Donald Trump calling for a shutdown if he does not get his way on immigration. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The US Capitol Building is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, February 6, 2018, as lawmakers work to avert a government shutdown later this week.
Congressional leaders said Tuesday they were close to a budget deal that would keep the US government open -- despite President Donald Trump calling for a shutdown if he does not get his way on immigration. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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What's the hold up? Take your pick, says WaPo's Seung Min Kim. "There are several options." The deadline to pass the new spending bill is midnight Friday.