Furloughed federal workers protest outside the US Capitol to demand an end to the lockout of federal workers caused by the government shutdown
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US shutdown: Defence staff to return to work

5 October 2013 Last updated at 23:06 BST

The US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, has said around 400,000 civilian defence staff will be recalled to work next week after Pentagon lawyers approved the move.

The US government was forced to shutdown non-essential operations on Tuesday when Congress failed to agree a new budget.

Katie Watson reports.