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Budget Battle

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, and House GOP leaders, participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, as pressure builds over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown. From left are, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and Boehner. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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