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In this Oct. 14, 2013, photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen as a partial government shutdown enters its third week, in Washington. As talks between Republican and Democratic leaders lumber on in Washington, the American public sees an economic crisis looming if Congress is unable to raise the country’s debt ceiling. But the people seem just as conflicted on the issue as their elected representatives.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite
In this Oct. 14, 2013, photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen as a partial government shutdown enters its third week, in Washington. As talks between Republican and Democratic leaders lumber on in Washington, the American public sees an economic crisis looming if Congress is unable to raise the country’s debt ceiling. But the people seem just as conflicted on the issue as their elected representatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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