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The Wall Street Journal: Still a stalemate: Government shutdown will stretch to a third day

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers failed Sunday to end the federal government shutdown, which will stretch into a third day Monday as negotiations over immigration continued to roil Capitol Hill.

The Senate was expected to hold a procedural vote at noon Monday on a measure that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8, but it wasn’t clear if it would have enough support to advance.

A group of centrist senators from both parties had huddled Sunday in an attempt to chart a way out of the stalemate, fearing that it would harden as the shutdown’s effects expanded once the workweek began, including potential furloughs for tens of thousands of federal employees.

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