Odds of a Government Shutdown Tick Up as House Leaves for Recess With Unfinished Business

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The House is adjourning for the August recess with half its spending bills still unfinished, plus no legislation to address separation of migrant families at the U.S. southern border or Russian election meddling. When lawmakers return, White House correspondent John T. Bennett says there will be just a handful of days to cobble together a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open when the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1.