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APTOPIX Budget Battle [Duplicate]

With four days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, looks at a countdown clock during a news conference on Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, where Senate Democratic leaders blamed conservative Republicans for holding up a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. From left are, Reid, Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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