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The parking lot at the Forest Supervisor's headquarters at the Tonto National Forest is gated, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Phoenix. A partial government shutdown began 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 York)