Both chambers of the US Congress have approved a compromise bill to end the government shutdown and avert a state default.
The US ratings agency has warned that failure to raise the country's debt limit by the end of September could have worse consequences than the collapse of Lehman Brothers during the financial crisis.
Republicans have indicated they are prepared to change the Senate rules to ensure that US President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is confirmed. Democrats have pledged to filibuster a confirmation vote.
US Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has formally accepted his party nomination. Kaine, like President Barack Obama, praised presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and derided her rival Donald Trump.
Since winning Wisconsin Ted Cruz is seen by many as the only candidate who may be able to stop Donald Trump. While Trump is a demagogue, Cruz is a radical ideologue who disdains the government - and the Republican Party.
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