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OCT 08, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Shutdown slows aid to families of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the families of four U.S. soldiers killed by insurgents in Afghanistan on Sunday, the partial U.S. government shutdown will take a particularly personal toll. The Pentagon says it is not allowed to pay these families a "death gratuity," as long as the shutdown continues. The same goes for the family of a Marine who died in Afghanistan on Saturday and any others who die during the budget impasse. ...

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