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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Congress plunges nation into shutdown

From left, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speak to reporters after the Democratic-led Senate rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama's health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.