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Tax season is more stressful this year for filers and IRS workers alike, because of new tax law changes and the partial government shutdown that has left the agency with roughly half its normal staff. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shutdown Squeezes IRS Workers Just As The Tax-Filing Season Is About To Start

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta is open for the first time in nearly a month, after a grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation made up for the lack of federal funds from the partial government shutdown. Jeff Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Shutdown Makes Government Websites More Vulnerable To Hackers, Experts Say

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Lake Elsinore, Calif., was drenched Thursday by a storm that dropped rain and snow across much of the state. The National Weather Service is providing forecasts and warnings as usual, but employees are working without pay. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Back-To-Back Storms And No Pay For Federal Weather Forecasters

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Demonstrators affiliated with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association protested the federal shutdown at a Capitol Hill rally earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal workers wait for food distribution to begin Saturday at a pop-up food bank in Rockville, Md. The Capital Area Food Bank is distributing free food to government employees during the shutdown. Ian Stewart/NPR hide caption

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Federal Workers Struggle To Stretch Their Money As Shutdown Lingers

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A "for sale" sign is seen in front of a home in Miami on Jan. 24, 2018. The partial shutdown of the federal government is causing some financial problems for furloughed workers who can't refinance their mortgages or buy homes because lenders can't verify their income. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Mortgage Deals Are In Limbo As Government Shutdown Drags On

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the Capitol last week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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