An elementary school student enjoys Field Day on a playground. Harold Begay, superintendent of the Tuba City Unified School District in Arizona, says the repairs that are needed to playground equipment, school buildings and buses would no€™t be allowed anywhere else. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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To save money, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina is keeping some of its pilots out of the sky. Airman 1st Class Aubrey White/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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Travelers stand in line at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. Congress moved quickly this week to give the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility to end air traffic controller furloughs that resulted in flight delays at several airports. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Passengers check their flight status at Los Angeles International airport on Monday. The FAA said staffing cuts were causing delays in the Eastern U.S. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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An American Airlines passenger is helped at the ticket counter at Miami International Airport last week. Many airline industry observers expect delays to strike Monday, the first full day of FAA furloughs. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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