9/30/2013

Some academic researchers and college employees paid by the federal government will feel the pinch if Congress is unable to pass a stop-gap measure to prevent a government shutdown on Tuesday. The Library of Congress and other archives used by researchers would close as would many operations of the National Institutes of Health, which funds many college-research employees. Federal student aid could be affected if the shutdown lasts more than a week, according to the Education Department's contingency plan.

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