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US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats agreed to back the bill if Republicans would address a programme that shields young immigrants from deportation. Democrats refused to vote for the bill unless they secured protections for recipients of the Obama-era programme.The government is expected to re-open today.Thousands of federal employees who had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave breathed a sigh of relief.

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