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(Photo: Reuters/Jason Reed)
Furloughed Americorps employee Jeffrey Wismer sits alone on the Washington Mall October 8, 2013, as he calls on congress to end the government shut down. Republicans offered a new approach on Tuesday to resolve the U.S. fiscal standoff, proposing creation of a bipartisan panel to work on deficit reduction and find ways to end the government shutdown and make recommendations on a debt-limit increase.
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