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US shutdown: Obama praises US Senate deal, says Carney

16 October 2013 Last updated at 19:14 BST

White House press secretary Jay Carney says US President Barack Obama hopes both chambers of Congress "will move swiftly" to pass an agreement to end a partial government shutdown and raise the US debt limit.

He said President Obama applauded US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for reaching a deal.

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