President Obama (aka the bear) walks to lunch at a Chipotle restaurant Monday. Larry Downing/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Bear On The Loose In Washington

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We face real-world decisions now about everything from sea level rise, to energy infrastructure to what food is best for you. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From the NPR Newscast: Giles Snyder reports

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Still Right Twice A Day: Visitors look at the Ohio Clock outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill Sunday. The clock that has stood watch over the Senate for 196 years stopped running shortly after noon Wednesday. Employees who wind the clock weekly were furloughed in the federal shutdown. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday for NPR's Morning Edition. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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After Shutdown, A Familiar Feeling At The White House

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