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Federal workers welcome extra day off
Federal workers welcome extra day off

Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed Foust to take a leave day on Wednesday and get a little breathing room around the holiday on Thursday. "Now that this is here, I don't have to do everything on Christmas Eve," said Foust, 51, who works at the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. "Man, oh man, I don't have to worry." Foust is one of hundreds of thousands of federal employees who will get a bonus...

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