US government shutdown affects 800,000 federal workers

Half of them are on leave without pay, and the others are working without compensation.

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    About 800,000 federal workers are affected by the shutdown of the United States government.

    Half of them are on leave without pay, and the others are working without compensation.

    There are not enough workers to enforce some of the current laws.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren met some of them in Chicago.


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