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Pentagon workers face 11 payless days

WASHINGTON, D.C.

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes this week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned. Roughly 85 percent of the department’s nearly 900,000 civilians around the world will be furloughed one day each week over the next three months. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to provide senators
with more details this week. (AP)

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