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Unpaid because of the government shutdown? Here are discounts, deals and food for you

Some businesses are offering financial relief for furloughed government workers.
Some businesses are offering financial relief for furloughed government workers. iStock

If you’re among the 800,000 federal employees going without a regular paycheck because of the government shutdown, here are some businesses and attractions that are offering furloughed federal workers a little financial relief, as well as offers of free food in the community for those in need:

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Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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