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U.S. House Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund the District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Democrats in the House of Representatives defeated a Republican measure on Tuesday to provide federal funds to keep the city of Washington, D.C. running, during shutdown of the U.S. government.

The measure received a majority of the vote, 265-163, but fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for the bill to pass on a legislative fast-track.