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Government shutdown

October 2, 2013

Obama, lawmakers to meet on shutdown's 2nd day

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Across the nation, America roped off its most hallowed symbols: the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the Statue of Liberty in New York, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Washington Monument.

Yosemite, the Everglades, the Smoky Mountains and more — put up "Closed" signs and shooed campers away. Couples planning to wed in national parks, rafters ready for once-in-a-lifetime trips through the Grand Canyon, and tourists who came from South Korea to see Hawaiian volcanoes all got the boot.

The far-flung effects reached France, where tourists were barred from the U.S. cemetery overlooking the D-Day beaches at Normandy. Twenty-four military cemeteries abroad have been closed.

Even fall football is in jeopardy. The Defense Department said it wasn't clear that service academies would be able to participate in sports, putting Saturday's Army vs. Boston College and Air Force vs. Navy football games on hold, with a decision to be made Thursday.

The White House said Obama would have to truncate a long-planned trip to Asia, calling off the final two stops in Malaysia and the Philippines.

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