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**FILE** The U.S. Capital is seen behind an area closed for restoration sign on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The National Parks Service will begin to close many of the nation's national parks after Congress locked in a battle over the Affordable Health Care Act failed to pass a budget resulting in the shuttering of many of the government's operations. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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**FILE** The U.S. Capital is seen behind an area closed for restoration sign on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The National Parks Service will begin to close many of the nation's national parks after Congress locked in a battle over the Affordable Health Care Act failed to pass a budget resulting in the shuttering of many of the government's operations. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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