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Furloughed federal employees can take select free courses at Georgetown University.
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Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the 800,000 sidelined government employees: We don't know when the impasses will end but you will get reimbursed for lost pay once the government reopens.
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Hundreds of thousands of federal employees around the country could be furloughed if the federal government shuts down. But they're not the only ones whose jobs would be at risk. Federal contractors' jobs depend on the government operations too.
Internal memos obtained by USA Today show that operating room hours have been cut, mental health beds reduced and routine appointments delayed.
The furlough's effects on one Defense Department employee's life and paycheck.
Joint Base Andrews is storing water and making plans to continue operating without public water as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's water outage nears.
On his own time John Martin, a civilian employee at the Pentagon, wrote the lyrics to a tune that will make furloughed feds laugh.