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Sequester’s long-term effects still unclear

WASHINGTON — The automatic budget cuts set to go into effect Friday could eventually be felt by the long-term unemployed, low-income families, and defense workers, but it won’t touch those receiving Medicaid and Social Security benefits.

And the president and members of Congress who failed to reach a deal to avert the so-called sequester won’t see their salaries cut, although some other federal workers will.

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