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'Uncharted Territory' In Washington, D.C., Where Shutdown Effects Are Ever-Present

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Mayor Muriel Bowser about how the shutdown, now in its 24th day, has damaged her city.
A cross-country skier passes the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall on the 23rd day of a government shutdown during a winter storm on Jan. 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

As the partial government shutdowns continues to drag on, locals and tourists alike have felt the effects in the nation's capital.

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area's economy heavily relies on its more than a quarter-million federal workers — from running government services, to taking care of the historic museums and sites, to emptying overflowing

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