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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Government reopens

An audience comprising of White House staff members, stands as President Barack Obama leaves the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, after he made a statement. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.