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"Obviously we prefer a U.S. government which is working to one which is not," Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in reference to the shutdown. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Omar Shafik Hammami, a jihadi from Alabama whose nom de guerre was Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or "the American," ascended the ranks of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab high enough to attract a $5 million U.S. government bounty. He was killed on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in an ambush ordered by the militant group's leader, militants said. (AP Photo/FBI)

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Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, a Marine combat veteran who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, called Wednesday for an audit of all U.S. government secrecy standards. (Associated Press)

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Myrna Orozco, 22, of Kansas City, Mo., an illegal immigrant originally from Mexico, wipes away tears on Friday, June 15, 2012, in Washington while watching President Obama announce that the U.S. government will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Pakistani officials and rescue workers gather at the site of the suicide bombing of a U.S. government vehicle in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. A (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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**FILE** Members of the group Casa de Maryland rally June 15, 2012, outside the White House in Washington to support President Obama's announcement that the U.S. government will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A U.S. Government license plate is seen here July 24, 2008, on a government fleet vehicle. (Associated Press)

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The first president's notes in the margin highlight the chief executive's role, indicating that Washington considered the book a user's manual for the U.S. government. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)