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Photo by: Charles Dharapak

The sun rises over the White House in Washington on the second day of a federal government shutdown, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The political stare-down on Capitol Hill showed no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions in limbo from coast to coast. The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama would have to truncate a long-planned trip to Asia, calling off the final two stops in Malaysia and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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