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At least 26,000 file for unemployment in DC, Md.

WASHINGTON — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted nearly a week. D.C. Department of Employment Services spokeswoman Najla Haywood says the claims ...

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Snow expected in Baltimore and Washington region

WASHINGTON — Federal employees can take unscheduled leave or work from home because of snow expected in the Washington region. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management made that announcement for federal workers early Wednesday. The National Weather Service says snow ...

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Many federal workers out-earn private sector labor

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government’s generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said. Once ...

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Lawsuit says feds can’t force work during shutdown

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest federal employee union says forcing some federal employees to work without pay during a government shutdown violates the U.S. Constitution. The American Federation of Government Employees has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to prevent ...

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State agencies examining impact of federal shutdown

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland state agencies are examining how a federal government shutdown could affect state operations. State agency leaders are scheduled to discuss the potential impact Thursday at a meeting or teleconference. “We’ve already been talking to all the cabinet ...

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The Pursuit of Justice: Our conflicts don’t have to last forever

Congress is on break while the federal government faces the possibility of a shutdown in less than a week if tea party conservative Republicans can’t find common ground at least temporarily with enough mostly liberal Democrats left over from the ...

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