Grand Canyon National Park opened temporarily but set to close again unless federal budget deal is reached

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 9:02am

Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown.

But the Obama administration's OK to reopen tourist areas across the nation came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won't see again.

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