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Opinion - January 18, 2019

Needless shutdown hits home

The accounts have come in by the thousands from all over the country, collected on Twitter under the hashtag #ShutdownStories. There's the single mother struggling to make ends meet who has taken up a second job at Denny's to pay for gas to get to her federal government job, where she continues to work without pay. There's the furloughed contractor whose spouse has cancer and fears she won't get back pay.

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