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Budget experts say it's unlikely that Social Security and veterans checks would stop coming during a government shutdown. Bradley C Bower/AP hide caption

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The Feds Are Prepared For A Shutdown. Are You?

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Budget Battle Revolves Around What To Cut

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Guard Britny Latham is a breakout star on a team that's nationally ranked — and a favorite for an NCAA tournament bid. Matt Kohashi/Gallaudet University Athletics hide caption

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Deaf Team's Standout Season Draws Cheers

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GOP's Health Repeal Efforts Fail In The Senate

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Health Ruling Energizes Senate GOP Effort On Repeal

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Activists Invited To First Senate Tea Party Caucus

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House Panel Probes Handling Of Financial Meltdown

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House Republicans Back Pre-Obama Spending Levels

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House Republicans Plan Next Moves At Retreat

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House Pays Tribute To Victims Of Arizona shooting

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shown in an undated handout image courtesy of the Giffords For Congress website, was in critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giffords' Colleagues Put Politics Aside After Shooting

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Outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi  prepares to hand the gavel to Speaker-elect John Boehner as the 112th Congress opens. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Congress' Celebration Complete, Sniping Resumes

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Boehner Takes Gavel As New House Gets To Work

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Congress' To-Do List Includes Unemployment Help

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