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US Tourist Towns Assess Damage From Shutdown

Tourist communities near U.S. national parks have been hurt by the partial government shutdown. In Mariposa, California, near Yosemite National Park, residents hope the shutdown of the past two weeks will not be repeated. At a coffee shop near the edge of town, customer Dan Palo waits for his morning coffee. He is a regular here and he said this coffee shop lost a lot of business. “Actually, the town has been dead. There is hardly anyone here," he said. "I usually come in here and ...

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