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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., after a news conference Sept. 26, after blaming conservative Republicans for holding up a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday.

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