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Protestors demonstrate against the government shutdown outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. About two dozen people protested outside the CDC on Tuesday afternoon, trying to cast a harsh spotlight on the temporary federal shutdown. The small group called on Congress to vote on a measure that would restart federal funding.

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Govt health and safety efforts slowed or halted

The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states.

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