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Federal Workers Stretch Last Paycheck Until Shutdown Ends

John DiTroia has been guiding planes through Tampa International Airport since the government shutdown began, even though he’s not getting paid and his three-year-old son was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

DiTroia, who had taken leave to be with the boy, raced back to work on Oct. 2 when he was told he might not qualify for back pay if he wasn’t at his station. His wife has already used all her paid leave to deal with family issues.