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Internal memos obtained by USA Today show that operating room hours have been cut, mental health beds reduced and routine appointments delayed.
Federal government agencies and their employees have felt the effect of the automatic budget cutbacks known as the sequester, but some businesses are evidently also feeling the sting.
Even as thousands flock to the D.C. area to observe Memorial Day, police presence in the region is being scaled back: Sequester cuts are forcing furloughs in the U.S. Park Police and other agencies.
Some families could lose the roof over their heads because of government cutbacks.
Many of the activities people enjoy doing on the National Mall in the spring and summer may not be available due to sequester cuts.
John McClain, senior fellow, George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis
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