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Man maintains the National Mall during U.S. government shutdown

Chris Cox at work near the Lincoln Monument. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Chris Cox at work near the Lincoln Monument. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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As the U.S. government shutdown drags on, civic-minded Chris Cox has been on a one-man crusade to keep the National Mall presentable, in part to prepare for the planned march by war veterans on the Columbus Day weekend (That's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada).
   
Mr. Cox has become known as the Lawnmower Man. He is a chainsaw artist from South Carolina, and though he says he has met some push back to his unsolicited groundskeeping, the majority of people support his efforts.

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