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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber as lawmakers vote to pay federal workers who have been furloughed during the government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday. The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain at an impasse, neither side backing down, since House GOP conservatives linked the funding bill to President Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner to Obama: No debt hike without concessions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

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