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A National Park Service employee exits the courtyard of Independence Hall in view of a posted sign saying the facility is shut down at Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)