Why are so many feral chickens crossing the road in Maui? To get a rental car, of course. Stephanie Federico/NPR hide caption

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Under sequestration, federal agencies don't have the flexibility to choose to spare popular programs or services by making administrative cuts elsewhere. Tatiana Popova /iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Guido the Racing Italian Sausage in action during Game Two of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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