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Student body presidents from four Vermont colleges joined forces with student leaders from 40 other states in an effort to push Congress and the president to raise the federal debt ceiling and cut spending.

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President Barack Obama called on congressional leaders Wednesday to return to the White House for a scheduled meeting tomorrow, hoping to break the deadlock over the nation’s borrowing limit and its mounting debt. On Tuesday, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders urged Obama to “stand tall” and push for “shared sacrifice” in negotiations.