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    Johnson Races to Beat Brexit Clock

    Following a fresh setback in a parliamentary session Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back on the horse. Although lawmakers narrowly passed an amendment forcing him to ask the EU for an extension to next week's Oct. 31 Brexit deadline, he could still pry his country from the bloc: If Johnson heeds the amendment's requirements and can get enabling legislation passed this week, he might have enough votes to get his exit bill approved.

    What's next? First, Johnson will again try for a direct vote on his divorce agreement with the EU today, but Parliament Speaker John Bercow could deny him that chance.

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