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American Airlines passenger planes are parked at Miami International Airport in Miami. Sunday was the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts.

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Flight delays pile up amid FAA budget cuts

Flight delays piled up all across the country Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts, providing the most visible impact yet of Congress and the White House’s failure to agree on a long-term deficit-reduction plan.

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