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The latest on Government shutdown, day two


President Barack Obama summoned leaders in Congress from both parties to the White House on Wednesday as the federal government shutdown entered its second day with no immediate resolution in sight.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were set to huddle with the president at 4:30 p.m. central time. 

At the meeting, Obama "will urge the House to pass the clean CR to reopen the government, and call on Congress to act to raise the debt ceiling to pay the bills we have already incurred and avoid devastating consequences on our economy," a White House official said.

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