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Protests begin ...

Edie Williams of Columbia Md., third from left, holds her sign with other protesters for passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.