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Your Week in Review: Sept. 27

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The threat of a government shutdown, a senator's 21-hour long speech and Iran agreeing to restart nuclear talks all made headlines this week. The threat of a government shutdown, a senator's 21-hour long speech and Iran agreeing to restart nuclear talks all made headlines this week.
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(RNN) - In a rare 100-0 vote, the U.S. Senate agreed to take up and amend the House's spending plan in order to avoid a possible government shutdown.

The House bill does not fund the Affordable Care Act, but the Senate is expected to revise the bill to restore funding. President Barack Obama said he would not be "blackmailed" by House Republicans to defund his signature healthcare plan in order to keep the government funded. The state healthcare exchanges become available on Oct. 1, which is also the start of the new fiscal year.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, spoke on the Senate floor for 21 continuous hours to protest funding the ACA, or Obamacare. He ultimately voted with the other 99 senators to allow amendments to the House's spending bill.

The U.S. and Iran have agreed to restart talks on Iran's nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterparts at the United Nations. It's the highest level talks between the two countries in more than 30 years.

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