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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

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They're still talking. President Obama and leaders from Congress will continue deficit-reduction negotiations. July 14, 2011 file photo taken at the White House. From left to right: House Speaker John Boehner (R--OH); Obama; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV); Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, (D-IL). Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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