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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, wraps up a news conference Feb. 26, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he and GOP leaders challenged President Obama and the Senate to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect four days later. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, wraps up a news conference Feb. 26, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he and GOP leaders challenged President Obama and the Senate to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect four days later. (Associated Press)

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