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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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'Debt ceiling extension offer' if Obama negotiates deal

The Washington Memorial in Washington, DC, is one of the many attractions closed due to the shutdown. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The US House leader has offered a temporary debt ceiling extension if President Barack Obama negotiates reopening government following the shutdown, the Associated Press reported.

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