Politicians seek compromise as Washington suburbs feel shutdown pain

US lawmakers for the first time yesterday embraced one possible path out of the country's fiscal impasse but the shutdown is starting to bite in the Washington suburbs.

10th October, 2013
The arguing continues inside the US Capitol, while foreclosures jump in the streets nearby.

US lawmakers for the first time yesterday embraced one possible path out of the fiscal impasse - a short-term deal to avoid default - even as they remained far apart on how to make it happen.

But deep differences make such a compromise difficult and the parties must resolve their fight on ending the partial government shutdown, which is adding to the stakes as the standoff drags into its 10th day.

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