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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks with reporters after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, following a meeting between Republican senators and President Obama at the White House on the ongoing budget battle. Republicans from the House of Representatives were offering to pass legislation to avert a potentially catastrophic default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. But the impasse was not yet over.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks with reporters after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, following a meeting between Republican senators and President Obama at the White House on the ongoing budget battle. Republicans from the House of Representatives were offering to pass legislation to avert a potentially catastrophic default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. But the impasse was not yet over. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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(AP) With talks having stalled between the White House and House Republicans, a bipartisan group in the Senate is polishing a measure that would reopen the government and prevent a first-ever default on the country's bills.


The negotiations in the Senate come as the chamber meets in a rare Saturday session to vote to advance a Democratic bill to lift the government's borrowing cap through the end of next year.


Republicans are poised to reject that measure amid talks among the group of rank-and-file senators about another proposal.


The Senate group's focus is on a proposal that would pair a six-month plan to keep the government open with an increase in the government's borrowing limit through January.


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