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Congress dodges government shutdown

With just hours to spare before federal funding expired, Congress last week approved a stopgap measure to keep agencies open for another 10 weeks as they negotiate a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

Reid's official papers to land at UNR

Sen. Harry Reid is donating his official and personal papers to the University of Nevada, Reno, a trove of almost 35 years of documents and electronic files a school official says will provide treasure for researchers seeking to understand the powerful Nevadan and his role in recent U.S. history.