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Furloughed? Don't miss these shutdown freebies

Published: Oct 03 2013 11:18:02 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2013 11:20:16 AM EDT

The government shutdown isn't all bad -- at least for some furloughed workers.

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From tacos and gym memberships to career counseling and cooking classes, businesses in Washington, D.C. -- and across the country -- are offering a slew of freebies and discounts to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown.

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