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The Marine Corps Marathon scheduled for Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C., could be canceled if the government is not reopened by Saturday, event organizers announced Tuesday.
The troops will get paid on Tuesday, but the check after that could come in the form of an IOU if the nation defaults on its debt obligations, Treasury Department officials said.
The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch negotiations to end the crises gripping the nation.