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From left, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., walk to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday to announce to reporters that President Barack Obama has invited the top leaders in Congress to meet with him to seek a solution to the government shutdown crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama, lawmakers to meet on shutdown's second day

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.

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