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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Congress plunges nation into shutdown

President Barack Obama pauses before a speaking about the ongoing budget battle from the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.