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Federal workers brace for furloughs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect last week. The result: anxiety and low morale in a workforce often envied for its job security. "It would certainly put a strain on things," said Jonathan Schweizer, 61, an environmental engineer at the...