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Daily News’s latest provocative cover

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The last time the cover art of New York Daily News got front-burner national attention, the tabloid ended up getting burned: It had featured an image of an AR-15 following the Navy Yard shooting. As it turned out, the shooter hadn’t used an AR-15. Facts!

Now, its government-shutdown presentation is attracting attention around the Internet, and this time it’s hard to foresee a backlash. A CNN/ORC poll released yesterday put Congress’s approval rating at 10 percent.