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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) addresses reporters at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 12, 2013. Congressional negotiations to end a U.S. fiscal crisis that has gripped Washington and spooked financial markets hung by a thread on Saturday after they broke down in the House of Representatives and were in preliminary stages in the Senate.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTX1493Y Jonathan Ernst/Reuters