1. State officials in Arizona and New York announced they would reopen the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, respectively, using state funds until the federal government shutdown ends.
3. Utah, Colorado and South Dakota have also announced they will reopen their national parks, including Mount Rushmore. Gov. Dennis Daugaard said it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark in the Black Hills.
- The new leader of Marine Le Pen's National Front party in France has stepped down amid accusations of Holocaust denial.