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From left, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, tell reporters that Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republicans are the obstacle to ending the government shutdown crisis, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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From left, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, tell reporters that Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republicans are the obstacle to ending the government shutdown crisis, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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