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The U.S. Capitol is pictured on day 32 of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, in Washington, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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The U.S. Capitol is pictured on day 32 of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, in Washington, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A participant holds a sign about being furloughed while participating in the third annual Women\u0027s March in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A participant holds a sign about being furloughed while participating in the third annual Women's March in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Faye Smith, a security guard at the Smithsonian Institute affected by the shutdown, speaks outside an office of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, January 16, 2019. Maria Ponce/iAmerica Action/SEIU/via REUTERS
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Faye Smith, a security guard at the Smithsonian Institute affected by the shutdown, speaks outside an office of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, January 16, 2019. Maria Ponce/iAmerica Action/SEIU/via REUTERS

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Long lines are seen at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport amid the shutdown, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Long lines are seen at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport amid the shutdown, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Brad Blumenfeld, Vice President of Blumenfeld Development Group, deliver free lunch to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees working without pay at the TSA offices inside the Bulova Corporate Center in Queens, New York, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Brad Blumenfeld, Vice President of Blumenfeld Development Group, deliver free lunch to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees working without pay at the TSA offices inside the Bulova Corporate Center in Queens, New York, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Union workers and airport employees arrive for a rally for federal government employees working without pay and workers trying to unionize at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Union workers and airport employees arrive for a rally for federal government employees working without pay and workers trying to unionize at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A sign outside of the Renwick Gallery stating that all Smithsonian museums are closed is seen on day 30 of the shutdown, in Washington, January 20. REUTERS/Al Drago
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A sign outside of the Renwick Gallery stating that all Smithsonian museums are closed is seen on day 30 of the shutdown, in Washington, January 20. REUTERS/Al Drago

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
People visit the Lincoln Memorial on day 30 of a partial government shutdown, in Washington, January 20. REUTERS/Al Drago
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People visit the Lincoln Memorial on day 30 of a partial government shutdown, in Washington, January 20. REUTERS/Al Drago

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
TSA worker Ebony Grays wipes away tears after receiving food at the Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, Illinois, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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TSA worker Ebony Grays wipes away tears after receiving food at the Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, Illinois, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
People visit the Lincoln Memorial as the Washington Monument stands on day 30 of a partial government shutdown, in Washington, January 20. REUTERS/Al Drago
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People visit the Lincoln Memorial as the Washington Monument stands on day 30 of a partial government shutdown, in Washington, January 20. REUTERS/Al Drago

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport amid the partial federal government shutdown, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport amid the partial federal government shutdown, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Furloughed National Park Service employee cleans the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on day 24 of the government shutdown, in Washington January 14. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Furloughed National Park Service employee cleans the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on day 24 of the government shutdown, in Washington January 14. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C) and other Senate Democrats hold portraits of constituents affected by the government shutdown on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C) and other Senate Democrats hold portraits of constituents affected by the government shutdown on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A U.S. Park Police officer wears her badge as proof of being a federal employee as she and fellow workers, left unpaid or furloughed by the extended partial government shutdown stand, in line for fresh food and coffee at the World Central Kitchen, a volunteer emergency kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres, in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A U.S. Park Police officer wears her badge as proof of being a federal employee as she and fellow workers, left unpaid or furloughed by the extended partial government shutdown stand, in line for fresh food and coffee at the World Central Kitchen, a volunteer emergency kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres, in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Nate Manning helps his friend and TSA worker Ebony Grays hold a box of food she received at the Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, Illinois, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Nate Manning helps his friend and TSA worker Ebony Grays hold a box of food she received at the Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, Illinois, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
President Donald Trump speaks in front of fast food provided for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers due to the partial government shutdown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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President Donald Trump speaks in front of fast food provided for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers due to the partial government shutdown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
TSA agent Scott Edwards talks with Puget Sound Energy\u0027s Debra Humphrey at a resource fair for employees affected by the partial federal government shutdown at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington, January 14. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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TSA agent Scott Edwards talks with Puget Sound Energy's Debra Humphrey at a resource fair for employees affected by the partial federal government shutdown at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington, January 14. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House as the partial government shutdown becomes the longest in U.S. history in Washington, January 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House as the partial government shutdown becomes the longest in U.S. history in Washington, January 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Cher Muzyk, who marched in yesterday\u0027s \
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Cher Muzyk, who marched in yesterday's "Rally to End the Shutdown" outside the White House, poses with her twins at their home in Nokesville, Virginia, January 11. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Furloughed government workers, contractors and their families attended a free community dinner donated from families and community organizations at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, January 11. REUTERS/Arlene Eiras
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Furloughed government workers, contractors and their families attended a free community dinner donated from families and community organizations at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, January 11. REUTERS/Arlene Eiras

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
President Donald Trump listens to Chester County, Pennsylvania Sheriff Bunny Welsh during a \
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President Donald Trump listens to Chester County, Pennsylvania Sheriff Bunny Welsh during a "roundtable discussion on border security and safe communities" with state, local, and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, January 11. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee Matt Westrich speaks in front of the Federal building at a rally against the shutdown in Ogden, Utah, January 10. REUTERS/George Frey
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Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee Matt Westrich speaks in front of the Federal building at a rally against the shutdown in Ogden, Utah, January 10. REUTERS/George Frey

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A demonstrator holds a sign during a \
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A demonstrator holds a sign during a "Rally to End the Shutdown" in Washington, January 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee holds signs in front of the Federal building at a rally against the shutdown in Ogden, Utah, January 10. REUTERS/George Frey
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Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee holds signs in front of the Federal building at a rally against the shutdown in Ogden, Utah, January 10. REUTERS/George Frey

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee holds signs in front of the Federal building at a rally against the shutdown in Ogden, Utah, January 10. REUTERS/George Frey
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Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employee holds signs in front of the Federal building at a rally against the shutdown in Ogden, Utah, January 10. REUTERS/George Frey

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
President Donald Trump salutes a Border Patrol helicopter with Border Patrol agents as it flies over the Rio Grande River during his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, Texas, January 10. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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President Donald Trump salutes a Border Patrol helicopter with Border Patrol agents as it flies over the Rio Grande River during his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, Texas, January 10. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office, about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown, at the White House in Washington, January 8. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office, about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown, at the White House in Washington, January 8. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Federal government workers and other demonstrators march during a \
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Federal government workers and other demonstrators march during a "Rally to End the Shutdown" in Washington, January 10. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are seen shortly after concluding their joint response to President Trump\u0027s prime time address, on Capitol Hill, January 8. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are seen shortly after concluding their joint response to President Trump's prime time address, on Capitol Hill, January 8. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Federal government employees, contract workers and other demonstrators march during a \
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Federal government employees, contract workers and other demonstrators march during a "Rally to End the Shutdown" in Washington, January 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Two hikers walk up the main road, which is closed because of the partial government shutdown, in Arches National Park, Utah, January 9. REUTERS/George Frey
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Two hikers walk up the main road, which is closed because of the partial government shutdown, in Arches National Park, Utah, January 9. REUTERS/George Frey

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Local resident Jeff Cox (L) gives hiking advice to Martin Snyder (C) and Maria Ingeboreg (R) from Germany at the visitor center of Arches National Park, which is closed because of the partial government shutdown, in Utah, January 9. REUTERS/George Frey
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Local resident Jeff Cox (L) gives hiking advice to Martin Snyder (C) and Maria Ingeboreg (R) from Germany at the visitor center of Arches National Park, which is closed because of the partial government shutdown, in Utah, January 9. REUTERS/George Frey

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Reps. Jared Huffman (L) and Jackie Speier (C) speak with a supporter of President Donald Trump after bringing trash to the White House they collected from federally run sites that are without staff during the partial government shutdown in Washington, January 8. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Reps. Jared Huffman (L) and Jackie Speier (C) speak with a supporter of President Donald Trump after bringing trash to the White House they collected from federally run sites that are without staff during the partial government shutdown in Washington, January 8. REUTERS/Jim Young

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A panda is seen behind a sign telling the public that the Smithsonian National Zoo is closed due to the partial government shutdown in Washington, January 2.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A panda is seen behind a sign telling the public that the Smithsonian National Zoo is closed due to the partial government shutdown in Washington, January 2. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
People wait for a ferry to the Statue of Liberty after Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered state tourism funds to be used to keep the state park open in Manhattan, December 22.    
  REUTERS/David Delgado
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People wait for a ferry to the Statue of Liberty after Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered state tourism funds to be used to keep the state park open in Manhattan, December 22. REUTERS/David Delgado

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Federal employee Tyra Johnny Zuagar addresses the partial  federal government shutdown with reporters after a roundtable with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) at his suburban Washington office in Largo, Maryland, January 7.  
  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Federal employee Tyra Johnny Zuagar addresses the partial federal government shutdown with reporters after a roundtable with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) at his suburban Washington office in Largo, Maryland, January 7. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A woman passes a sculpture as she walks away from the doors of the closed National Gallery of Art in Washington, January 8. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman passes a sculpture as she walks away from the doors of the closed National Gallery of Art in Washington, January 8. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Tourist Gregg Van Ler of New Jersey works out on the steps of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, January 4.  
  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Tourist Gregg Van Ler of New Jersey works out on the steps of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, January 4. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
Federal employee Tyra McClelland (2nd L) addresses the partial federal government shutdown during a roundtable with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (C) at his suburban Washington office in Largo, Maryland, January 7. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Federal employee Tyra McClelland (2nd L) addresses the partial federal government shutdown during a roundtable with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (C) at his suburban Washington office in Largo, Maryland, January 7. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A worker picks up trash on the National Mall near the Capitol building as the partial government shutdown continues in Washington, January 6. REUTERS/Jim Young
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A worker picks up trash on the National Mall near the Capitol building as the partial government shutdown continues in Washington, January 6. REUTERS/Jim Young

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A woman jogs past portable toilets placed near the Washington Monument as the usual facilities remain closed, January 8.     REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman jogs past portable toilets placed near the Washington Monument as the usual facilities remain closed, January 8. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A sign near the Golden Gate Bridge shows federal land closed in San Francisco, December 23.    REUTERS/Trevor Hunnicutt
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A sign near the Golden Gate Bridge shows federal land closed in San Francisco, December 23. REUTERS/Trevor Hunnicutt

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A closed sign on a door at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York, January 7.     REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A closed sign on a door at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York, January 7. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A closed sign at the National Archive in Washington, December 22.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A closed sign at the National Archive in Washington, December 22. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
A National Park Service ranger looks out onto the city from Trump International Hotel\u0027s historic clock tower, which remains open and staffed by the National Park Service despite the partial government shutdown in Washington, January 7.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A National Park Service ranger looks out onto the city from Trump International Hotel's historic clock tower, which remains open and staffed by the National Park Service despite the partial government shutdown in Washington, January 7. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jan 23, 2019 6:30 AM IST
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