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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, third from left, walks toward the exit to leave the Capitol building on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Washington. Congress was unable to reach a midnight deadline to keep the government funded, triggering the first government shutdown in more than 17 years. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)