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Obama, Boehner Trade Barbs, Hints Of Compromise

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October 08, 2013 AT 2:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that left the eight-day partial government shutdown firmly in place and the threat of an unprecedented national default drawing closer.