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Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON (AP) The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities. The vote was 224-203 against the measure as 52 Republicans abandoned their leaders on the legislation. "You have made a mess," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said accusingly to Republicans as the vote neared. In the even...

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