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    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 9:41 PM

    Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.

    By David Espo, Associated Press