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As time is running out fast, lawmakers face unresolved work on a budget, a defense policy bill, and legislation to renew food stamps and farm programs.
Negotiators hope to announce an agreement Tuesday, but nobody is very enthusiastic.
Fearing shutdown, Republicans will push a CR before recess that includes the sequester cuts if budget talks fail.
The Defense Secretary plans to reduce his staff from 2,400 to less than 2,200 personnel by fiscal year 2019--saving about $1 billion.
Negotiators have just 10 days left before they must make recommendations to Congress.
To dig its way out of debt, the Motor City may cut pensions, increase taxes, and even sell off precious works of art.
But experts are split on whether the interim deal will lead to a lasting agreement.