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National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress on decisions he made regarding the closing of national parks during the government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress on decisions he made regarding the closing of national parks during the government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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The National Park Service announces that it has entered into an agreement with Arizona that will allow Grand Canyon National Park to reopen amid the government shutdown. (National Park service via Associated Press)

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The National Park Service announces that it has entered into an agreement with Arizona that will allow Grand Canyon National Park to reopen amid the government shutdown. (National Park service via Associated Press)

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A National Park Service ranger stops a tourist from entering the World War II memorial during its closure due to the government shutdown in Washington, DC., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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World War II veterans take photos of the National World War II Memorial from behind barricades after the National Park Service closed monuments and national parks because of the government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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A National Park Service ranger stops a tourist from entering the World War II memorial during its closure due to the government shutdown in Washington, DC., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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World War II veterans take photos of the National World War II Memorial from behind barricades after the National Park Service closed monuments and national parks because of the government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance.

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Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance. (Image provided by Sloane Salzman)

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Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance. (Image provided by Sloane Salzman)

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Visitors to the Lincoln Memorial watch National Park Service employees remove green paint that was used to vandalize the structure in Washington, D.C., Friday, July 26, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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In this June 26, 2013, photo provided by the National Park Service, workers on Liberty Island install sod around the national monument, which is set to re-open on the Fourth of July, in New York. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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The west entrance to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state is seen on Jan. 1, 2012. State patrol troopers were checking outgoing cars and park rangers were turning away visitors after a National Park Service ranger was shot and killed that morning. (Associated Press)