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President Barack Obama meets with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama meets with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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