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If automatic federal spending cuts -- known as sequestration -- were going to pinch, perhaps it's no surprise that the federal city is saying "ouch!"
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Commuting this week may seem more like the dog days of August when everybody is out of town on vacation.
U.S. Naval Academy officials say federal budget cuts could lead to canceled classes.
First air traffic controllers. Then the Capital Police. Now staffers at Walter Reed are getting furlough notices and that has one veterans groups fuming that care could suffer for injured troops returning from Afghanistan.
Even as thousands flock to the D.C. area to observe Memorial Day, police presence in the region is being scaled back: Sequester cuts are forcing furloughs in the U.S. Park Police and other agencies.
While the Blue Angels have canceled all shows in light of sequestration, the Ocean City Air Show will happen as scheduled.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says a piecemeal approach to the sequester isn't going to help lawmakers agree to a grand deal that would address the nation's budget problems.
Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, says the region's economy is still growing, housing prices are up and the unemployment rate is still low.
Sequestration has spurred a lot of grim conversation about federal job loss.
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