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October 9, 2013
Shinseki warns shutdown is harming veterans

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki is warning that the government shutdown has harmed efforts to reduce the disability claims backlog and threatens to halt compensation payments for millions of veterans.

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October 8, 2013
Lawmakers trying to reopen government piece by piece

If House Republicans could get their way, the National Institutes of Health would be openright now. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agencyand the National Transportation Safety Board would still be mostly shut down. There would be funding for Head Start. But no money to produce federal unemployment reports.

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October 8, 2013
Contractors find little relief from government shutdown impacts

Steve Shockley has burned through vacation time to shield his family from the lapse in federal appropriations that forced him out of work indefinitely last week. He planned to use his last day on Wednesday.

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October 8, 2013
Ten tips for surviving the shutdown

Earlier this week, we asked federal workers for strategies for getting through the shutdown. Many of you wrote in with advice for your fellow feds. Below are the top tips for surviving the shutdown if you’re a federal worker on furlough.

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October 7, 2013
DoD Acquisitions Staff Are Back to Work, They Just Can't Buy Anything

The Pentagon has recalled 90 percent of the 350,000 civilians furloughed last week, including acquisition, contracts and logistics personnel.

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October 8, 2013
CIA to call back thousands of furloughed employees

The CIA plans to begin calling thousands of furloughed employees back to work Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an effort to contain the cumulative toll of a government shutdown stretching into its second week.

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October 8, 2013
CDC calls back experts on foodborne illnesses

Nearly a dozen experts on foodborne illnesses who were furloughed because of the government shutdown have been called back to work, in part to help with an ongoing salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people, including some who have been hospitalized with difficult-to-treat infections.

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October 8, 2013
Bill to pay furloughed feds hits snag in Senate

A Republican senator is objecting to fast-track treatment of a House-passed bill ensuring that furloughed federal employees will receive back pay once a partial government shutdown ends.

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October 8, 2013
Board of Trade: Businesses should brace for lengthy shutdown

The federal government’s partial shutdown has now entered its second week, and theGreater Washington Board of Trade is warning business leaders to expect the worst.

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October 8, 2013
More than 24,000 furloughed feds filed for unemployment

More than 10,000 furloughed federal workers in the District and 14,000 in Maryland have filed for unemployment benefits so far, according to WJLA.com.

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