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Dispute over Confederate flag stymies spending bills on Hill

In this July 9, 2015, photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The dispute in Congress over the Confederate flag threatened on Friday to upend House Republican plans to move forward on routine spending legislation, amid concerns that Democrats could hijack the bills to debate the flag. House Republican aides said that a bill covering general government operations tentatively set for consideration next week would not be considered, after all. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The dispute in Congress over the Confederate flag threatened Friday to upend House Republican plans to move forward on routine spending legislation, amid concerns that Democrats could hijack the bills to debate the flag.

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