Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau

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Hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into 2nd day

WASHINGTON — As a government shutdown entered its second day Sunday, congressional leaders in both parties searched for a solution as moderate Republicans and Democrats appeared to rally behind a short-term funding proposal and the White House signaled possible flexibility on a deal to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. A rare weekend schedule continued on Capitol Hill, with voting possible. Uncertainty over whether the shutdown would extend into Monday and beyond created hardship for many of the 2.3 million federal employees who don't yet know if their offices will be closed and if they will lose pay. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pushed a proposal to fund the government through Feb.