As lawmakers on Friday break for the weekend, turning their backs on Washington and effectively ensuring that the partial government shutdown will as of midnight become the longest in U.S. history, the fallout gets heavier by the day. It’s perhaps heaviest for the 800,000 workers who have now missed a paycheck, thanks to the standoff between a wall-obsessed President Donald Trump and Democrats with their heels deeply dug in to deny him his No. 1 wish.
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This map shows some of the dispatches from one end of the country to the other as Americans watch and wonder when the madness will end.