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US Defence Department recalls workers

The US Defence Department is recalling thousands of staff sent home last week as part of a government shutdown.

Last Modified: 06 Oct 2013 09:51
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The US Defence Department is recalling thousands of staff sent home last week as part of a government shutdown.

They have been forced to take unpaid leave for five days after Congress failed to agree on a budget.

But the Defence Secretary has used a law passed this week that allows most of his staff back to work.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington.

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