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Federal employees upset about shutdown, football games could be canceled

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 2, 2013

(KTNV) -- It is day two of the government shutdown and the fallout is only just beginning.

The shutdown could cost hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers an estimated $1 billion a week in lost pay.

And they are not happy.

Nearly 800,000 federal employees are out of work until lawmakers can come up with a solution.

Hundreds of patients, including children with cancer, are also in jeopardy.

They have to wait until after the shutdown to start clinical trials with the National Institutes of Health.

The government shutdown is also affecting college football.

The Department of Defense has suspended intercollegiate athletic competitions at its three service academies because of the shutdown.

Saturday's sold-out game between the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force may be in jeopardy.

The Army versus Boston College game is also up in the air.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.