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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Congress plunges nation into shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., departs the Capitol en route to the White House after President Barack Obama invited top lawmakers to discuss an end to the government shutdown, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Earlier Wednesday, Republicans rejected Democratic demands to vote on legislation ending a two-day partial government shutdown without changes to the nation's three-year-old health care law.