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Still a Few Days

Lawmakers in the US have yet to come to an agreement on the 2011 budget. Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed another continuing resolution to keep the government funded, with $6 billion in cuts from the current US budget — including cuts to science funding, reports Nature's The Great Beyond blog. However, as an update to the blog notes, President Barack Obama rejected the short-term funding bill.

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