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Warming up through the rest of the day. Highs will reach the low and mid 60's in some areas. Partly cloudy skies will move in for tonight. Lows will only fall to the upper 40's to 50 degrees. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are back for Saturday. Afternoon temps will hit the upper 60's. A 20% coverage of showers moves in late as well. ...
GOP senator says deal at hand to avoid default
WASHINGTON (AP) A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire made her comments Wednesday as she walked into a meeting of Senate Republicans in leader Mitch McConnell's office.
Ayotte said the leaders would make a formal announcement.
The government would reopen through Jan. 15 and Treasury would be allowed to increase the nation's borrowing authority through Feb. 7.