The Sequester: Cuts And Consequences A look at the consequences of the across-the-board federal spending cuts set to go into effect March 1.
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The Sequester: Cuts And Consequences

A look at the consequences of the across-the-board federal spending cuts set for March 1.

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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Members of the American Federation of Government Employees protest mandatory federal budget cuts during a rally March 20 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels soar over the Florida Keys during a March 23 air show. The group has canceled several air shows in April and May, reportedly owing to budget cuts. Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets newly sworn in United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2013 in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of golf legend Arnold Palmer stands outside Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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Lanes of trucks wait to cross the border from Mexico into Nogales, Ariz. Fallout from the sequester could increase wait times for perishable cargo. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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Hikers walk on the Mist Trail to Vernal Fall at Yosemite National Park in California. The National Park Service has to cut $134 million from sites around the country, including Yosemite, due to the lack of a budget deal in Congress. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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Federal spending on seniors already far outpaces that devoted to children. Last year, overall spending on children dropped for the first time in 30 years. The sequester, which expressly protects programs for the elderly, will exacerbate that difference. Anne de Haas/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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