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Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House are locked in intense negotiations to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Pressure is mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority.

Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, senators from the bipartisan group blew past a Monday deadline set for agreement on the nearly $1 trillion package.

Instead they've run into disagreements over how much money should go to public transit and water projects.

But labor issues are also a flashpoint, as is tapping COVID-19 funds to help pay for the package.

Biden says he remains optimistic.

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