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Federal workers get Christmas Eve off

Federal workers will get a long weekend for Christmas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order that closes the federal government on Monday, Dec. 24. Civil servants are usually given the day off when Christmas falls on a Tuesday, as it does this year. President Barack Obama gave federal employees a four-day weekend in 2012. President George Bush did the same in 2007 and in 2001.

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