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Congress: McConnell floats short-term debt-ceiling deal

The Senate's top Republican is suggesting a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit unless there's deal soon that includes changes to big entitlement programs," the AP notes. "Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says that if a deal doesn't include significant entitlement program changes, then legislation raising the borrowing limit for just a few months is likely."

“Latino activists accused U.S. Senator John McCain of ‘fanning the flames’ of intolerance Saturday after he blamed illegal immigrants for some of the massive wildfires sweeping Arizona,” the New York Daily News writes.