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Default 'dramatically worse' than shutdown, Obama warns

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As Democrats and Republicans on 3 October spent another day lobbing accusations at each other over who is to blame for the government shutdown, chaos broke out on Capitol Hill when a 34-year-old Connecticut woman was shot and killed by police near Senate offices following a high-speed car chase through downtown Washington, which started mid-afternoon after the suspect, for unknown reasons, had rammed into a White House security barrier – all while her 18-month-old toddler, who was unharmed, was riding in the backseat.



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