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Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with gov’t shutdown

Washington, AP—President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get business back up and running after days of a US government shutdown. In a statement late Thursday, the White House blamed Republicans,...
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, joins members of the House Republican caucus on the steps of the U.S. Senate to protest the Senate not being in session today to work on legislation to avert a government shutdown on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. ( Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

US Capitol quiet as federal government shutdown nears

US Capitol quiet as federal government shutdown nears

Washington, Reuters—With a deadline to avert a federal government shutdown fast approaching, the U.S. Capitol was eerily quiet on Sunday as Republicans and Democrats waited for the other side to blink first and break the impasse over funding. The Republican-controlled...