US military protest shutdown

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.

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Republicans may give Obama 'bigger list' of demands

Some Republicans have warned that they may use impending negotiations about the US debt ceiling to exact greater demands on a range of policies from President Barack Obama.

House Republicans have sought concessions and delays to the healthcare bill known as Obamacare, but these have been rejected by the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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Representative John Fleming warned there "will be an even bigger list when it comes to the debt ceiling," which must be agreed by 17 October.

"We're going to be talking about the Keystone XL pipeline, movement of cuts into entitlement reforms, beginning to adjust sequester," he said.

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