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Deal to avoid government shutdown

Lights burn in the US Capitol under storm clouds illuminated by the city lights late Friday, April 8, 2011, when Congress reached a budget compromise to keep the government funded. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

April 8, 2011 8:16:24 PM PDT
President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "Americans of different beliefs came together."

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