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Obama slams GOP on spending cuts

WASHINGTON - President Obama and congressional leaders emerged from a nearly hour-long White House meeting Friday with no deal to avert automatic spending cuts, assuring the reductions known as sequestration will start going by day’s end.

The meeting came after last-ditch efforts by both parties to replace the $85 billion in cuts or lighten their impact failed in the Senate Thursday. And the finger-pointing over who’s at fault for the reductions - a debate that set the tone for failed talks on Capitol Hill this week - continued.

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