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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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Republican leader: Obama meeting 'very useful'

Eric Cantor. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

US House of Representatives Republican leader Eric Cantor called the budget meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday "very useful," and said "talks will continue tonight."

"Hopefully, we will have a clearer path forward," Cantor, flanked by fellow House Republican leaders, told reporters on his return to the Capitol from the White House.

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