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‘I Feel Like a Second-Class Citizen.’ Shutdown Pain Continues for Furloughed Government Contractors Who Don’t Get Back Pay

‘I Feel Like a Second-Class Citizen.’ Shutdown Pain Continues for Furloughed Government Contractors Who Don’t Get Back Pay“I feel like a second class citizen now more than ever"



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Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in Tennessee

Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in TennesseeA Syrian refugee is expressing his support and love for the United States by offering free food to anyone affected by the government shutdown at his falafel shop in Tennessee. Yassin Terou, who immigrated to the country from Syria in 2011, said he wanted to help his community during the trying times of the partial government shutdown.



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U.S. State Department recalls furloughed employees amid shutdown

U.S. State Department recalls furloughed employees amid shutdownThe U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was calling its furloughed employees back to work next week as it takes steps to pay salaries despite a partial shutdown of the government. “As a national security agency, it is imperative that the Department of State carries out its mission,” Deputy Under Secretary of State Bill Todd said in a statement posted on the department’s website. “Although most personnel operations can resume, bureaus and posts are expected to adhere to strict budget constraints with regard to new spending for contracts, travel, and other needs” given a lapse in congressionally appropriated funds, Todd added.



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Furloughed federal workers line up for free meal

Furloughed federal workers line up for free mealWith no end in sight to a partial U.S. government shutdown that has left them without paychecks, hundreds of federal workers, contractors and their families attend a free community dinner at a high school in suburban Washington, D.C. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).



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'We want our pay!' furloughed U.S. workers shout at White House

'We want our pay!' furloughed U.S. workers shout at White HouseSome 800,000 federal government employees have been ordered to stay home or work without pay during the shutdown.



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As shutdown grinds on, furloughed workers rally

As shutdown grinds on, furloughed workers rallyAt a rally in downtown Philadelphia, furloughed government workers joined by four members of Congress expressed frustration at the prolonged partial government shutdown.



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Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown

Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown"I would like to discuss with you the possibility of trading my services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments"



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Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown

Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown"I would like to discuss with you the possibility of trading my services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments"



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Trump Now Says Most Furloughed Federal Workers Are Democrats

Trump Now Says Most Furloughed Federal Workers Are Democrats“Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?” Trump tweeted Thursday morning, prompting outrage from some congressional rivals. Trump provided no evidence to support the claim, but he has been trying to blame Democrats for the partial government shutdown — now in its sixth day — that hinges on his demand for $ 5 billion to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.



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