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The government shutdown ended after only 10 air traffic controllers stayed home

The government shutdown ended after only 10 air traffic controllers stayed home

(CNN)On January 24, it seemed like the partial government shutdown would go on forever, leaving more than 800,000 federal workers in unpaid limbo. But on January 25 — the 35th day of the longest-ever federal shutdown — something changed: 10 air traffic controllers decided to stay home.

The absence of those few workers — six in northern Virginia and four in Florida, numbers not previously reported — temporarily shut down travel at New York’s La Guardia airport and caused delays at other major hubs, including in New Jersey, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
Their actions, along with staffing issues already brewing at the Transportation Security Administration, helped tip the scales in Washington, driving President Donald Trump to agree to a three-week cease-fire.

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