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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., is pursued by reporters after returning to Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, following a meeting between Republican senators and President Obama at the White House. Republicans from the House of Representatives are offering to pass legislation to avert a potentially catastrophic default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. it standoff.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., is pursued by reporters after returning to Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, following a meeting between Republican senators and President Obama at the White House. Republicans from the House of Representatives are offering to pass legislation to avert a potentially catastrophic default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. it standoff.