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Cherry Blossom Parade Won't Be Canceled If Gov Shuts Down

Federal government shut down or not, the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade will go on as scheduled tomorrow — but it could be cut a little short.

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How will a government shutdown affect D.C. public schools?

Even if the government does shut down this weekend, that won't mean a snow day-style vacation for D.C. Public Schools students next week. In the event of a government closure, the approximately 70,000 students in DC's Public schools will still be expected in class first thing Monday morning, according to a DCPS spokesperson.

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Shutdown Would Hamper D.C. Environmental Work, Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

The D.C. area's local environmental stewards are among those bracing for a federal government shutdown. A shutdown would have environmental consequences for D.C. and the entire Chesapeake Bay region, officials say.

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Unions Brief Federal Employees On Shutdown Procedures

A federal government shutdown is just hours away unless a deal is reached to avert it and federal agencies are scrambling to educate workers about how a shutdown will work.

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Government Shutdown Could Paint A Strange Scene On D.C. Streets

The streets of D.C. could look a lot different next week if the federal government shuts down.

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Federal Shutdown Would Affect 120K Employees In NoVA

Business owners and local leaders in Northern Virginia are preparing for the effects of a possible federal government shutdown on the local economy.

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Maryland State Agencies Brace for Government Shutdown

We could see a government shutdown this weekend if lawmakers fail to negotiate a way to fund the U.S. government by midnight Friday.

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National Zoo Braces For Government Shutdown

With a federal government shut down looming, it would be business as usual for animals at the National Zoo, but not for 30 percent of the zoo's staff and 100 percent of zoo visitors.

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Storify: Government Shutdown Looming...

Time is running out as both Democrats and Republicans continue to work toward a budget agreement.

Here are what some people are saying about the possibility of a government shutdown:

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Shutdown Could Have Devastating Effect On D.C. Economy

The looming possibility of a shutdown of the federal government could have a huge impact on our local economy. Some businesses are preparing for the worst.