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Sep 30

The surprising effects of a government shutdown you may not know about

The United States Capitol building on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images).
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As the federal government prepares for a likely shutdown beginning at 12:00 a.m. on October 1, many have focused on the expected consequences, like the furlough of hundreds of thousands of government employees. But some of the less known and, perhaps, more surprising consequences have been discussed widely on social media.

Some pointed out that the effects won't just be felt here on earth, but in space as well:

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