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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ailsa Chang on what's expected to happen Monday

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The federal government remains on track to miss a midnight Monday deadline to fund its operations. Chambers of Congress sharply disagree over a temporary funding bill. Here, the Capitol is seen Saturday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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An empty Senate meeting room, just outside the chamber, is seen Monday in Washington. Only a week remains for Congress to pass a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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