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President Obama, speaking in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, said a government shutdown would throw a wrench into the gears of the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Obama, speaking in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, said a government shutdown would throw a wrench into the gears of the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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