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April 15, 2011, 8:36 a.m.
A mass of storm clouds hang over the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on April 12.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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April showers

A mass of storm clouds hangs over the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on April 12. Ironically, it was a stormy week for politicians, whose last-minute budget deals avoided a shutdown of the federal government but also revealed some decision-making that critics are calling shortsighted.