As of January 12th, the United States will be without a fully functioning government for the longest stretch in the nation’s history. The milestone will come a day after 800,000 federal employees did not receive their paychecks — and as hundreds of senior Trump appointees enjoy a bump to theirs — but the shutdown will affect far more than those working for the government. The programs that have been defunded provide vital services that benefit

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