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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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Statue of Liberty reopens as New York shoulders cost

The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public after New York state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the US federal government shutdown.

Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty resumed this morning, with eager visitors lining up to tour the monument.

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public today after New York state agreed to shoulder the costs. Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

New York state agreed last week to take over the daily costs of keeping it open - about $61,600 (£38,580) per day.

New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which have been shut since October 1.

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