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Closed museums to be least of shutdown problems

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By Patrick Temple-West and Gabriel Debenedetti

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The most iconic image from the last big shutdown of the federal government in 1995 was also its most misleading.

It was a sign on the door of the Air and Space Museum in Washington saying “Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the Smithsonian Institution must be closed. We regret the inconvenience.”

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