Seven Ways a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

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  • Here We Go Again
  • How About a Staycation?
  • The Office Is Closed
  • Newly Retired?
  • Protect, But Not Get Paid
  • No Loan for You
  • Medical Research Halts
  • D.C. Compost Heap

The Office Is Closed

Federal employees, who've already been forced to take unpaid furlough days thanks to the sequester, will once again be ordered on leave without pay. The good news is they will more than likely be paid retroactively when the government reopens its doors.

(Photo: Eva Russo for The Washington Post)

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