Congress Reaches Deal to End FAA Shutdown

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a bi-partisan compromise today to end the thirteen-day shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has furloughed 74,000 transportation and construction workers. "This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain. But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences and this agreement will do exactly that," Reid said in a statement. The Senate will formalize the deal on Friday by approving a previously stalled short-term extension passed by the House of Representatives. [AP]