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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, led the meeting of House Democrats that looked at the effects of the federal government shutdown on Native AMericans, from greater isolation in rural areas to shuttered clinics in urban areas. (Photo by Keerthi Vedantam/Cronkite News)

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