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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Obama 'would veto' latest Republican spending bills

President Obama would veto the latest series of Republican spending bills designed to restart selected services amid the government shutdown, the White House said today.

"The administration strongly opposes House passage of piecemeal fiscal year 2014 appropriations legislation that restores only very limited activities," the White House said in a statement.

"Consideration of appropriations bills in this fashion is not a serious or responsible way to run the United States government," the White House added.

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