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A woman cheers at a rally centered around reopening national memorials closed by the government shutdown, supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans
A woman cheers at a rally centered around reopening national memorials closed by the government shutdown, supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Senate goes into Sunday session

Members of the Senate are working today, and a floor session is scheduled even as the party leaders work behind the scenes on proposals for ending a budget stalemate that has left the government partially closed for a 13th day.

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Tourists pose for pictures during a visit to the Statue of Liberty after it was reopened on Sunday
Tourists pose for pictures during a visit to the Statue of Liberty after it was reopened on Sunday (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Statue Of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Lady Liberty was once again welcoming visitors to her shores Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the famed statue during the federal government shutdown.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press conference regarding continuing attempts to end the government shut down
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press conference regarding continuing attempts to end the government shut down (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Senate Leads Hunt For Shutdown And Debt Limit Deal [VIDEO]

Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.

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President Barack Obama (L) meets with Senate Democratic leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R), to discuss the government shutdown
President Barack Obama (L) meets with Senate Democratic leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R), to discuss the government shutdown (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Obama Set To Meet With Senate Democratic Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House as the impasse drags on over the government shutdown and the nation's credit limit.

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peaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after meeting with Republicans regarding the government shut down
peaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after meeting with Republicans regarding the government shut down (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Talks Between House GOP, Obama Stall

House Speaker John Boehner is telling fellow Republicans that talks with President Barack Obama over ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a federal default have stalled

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Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty (Hamish Blair/Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race)
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Statue Of Liberty To Reopen To Public Sunday

The Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public Sunday after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown.

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Governor Christie signs a menu during a campaign stop at an Edison diner
Governor Christie signs a menu during a campaign stop at an Edison diner (Facebook)
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Christie: Both Parties To Blame For Fed Shutdown

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA)
Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA) (YouTube)
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Weekly Adddresses: Budget Battle [VIDEO]

President Obama and Republicans focused on positive developments in their efforts to reach an agreement to end the federal government shutdown and raising the nation's debt ceiling during their respective weekly internet and radio addresses.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) talks with reporters following a meeting at the White House between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with President Barack Obama
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) talks with reporters following a meeting at the White House between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with President Barack Obama (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Senate Meets Today As Deadline Looms [VIDEO]

The Senate meets for a rare session today to vote on whether to advance a Democratic bill to lift the government's borrowing cap through the end of next year.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (C) walks through Statuary Hall on his way to the floor of the House of Representatives
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (C) walks through Statuary Hall on his way to the floor of the House of Representatives ( Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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New GOP Shutdown/Debt Plan, But No Agreement Yet [VIDEO]

Efforts accelerated in Congress on Friday to keep the U.S. Treasury from defaulting as early as next week and to end the partial government shutdown that stretched through an 11th day.

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