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TSA worker absences jump as paycheck goes away amid shutdown

FILE- In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, file photo security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long amid the partial federal shutdown. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and travelers across the country. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP
Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 14 stretched more than an hour long amid the partial federal shutdown.

As the partial US government shutdown drags on, more Transportation Security Administration employees are calling in sick to work.

Though TSA workers are furloughed, they’re still required to come to work without pay.

The number of unscheduled absences increased after workers missed their first paycheck on Jan. 11.

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