The National Mall, monuments and nationals parks, as well as large sections of the government, are closed due to a government shut down after Congress failed to agree on a budget bill.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to reporters as he leaves the Senate floor as Congress works to pass a last minute budget bill to stop a government shutdown tomorrow, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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