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White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said talks between Republicans and Democrats in Congress could reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown as early as Sunday.

"The negotiations are ongoing and there's no reason we can't have an agreement there as early as today," Mulvaney said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. (Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Grant McCool)