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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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US politicians begin edging towards breaking deadlock

Politicians in the US appear to have begun edging towards breaking the deadlock in the government shutdown row.

Republicans are offering President Barack Obama some hope on the long-term debt crisis in return for discussion on the more immediate spending freeze.

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