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Budget Battle Federal Workers

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Marcelo del Canto, a budget analyst for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, speaks out against the federal government shutdown during a rally with union workers and Congressmen near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Both del Canto and his federally-employed wife been furloughed, and worry about making the next mortgage payment on a house they bought in March. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)