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The war in Iraq was still in its first year when Patti Patton-Bader’s son, a soldier there, told her that he was one of the few service members he knew who was getting care packages.
By Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express News via the AP
After Congress returns from its Thanksgiving recess, budget forecasters are hoping for a year-end spending deal, a pre-Christmas miracle to avert a government shutdown.
By Joe Gould