D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray listens to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, as Senate Democrats gather outside the Capitol to urge Speaker John A. Boehner and other House Republicans to break the impasse on a funding bill and stop the government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray listens to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, as Senate Democrats gather outside the Capitol to urge Speaker John A. Boehner and other House Republicans to break the impasse on a funding bill and stop the government shutdown. (Associated Press)