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Echo Hunt holds a sign during a rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown, in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Echo Hunt holds a sign during a rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown, in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP)
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The partial federal government shutdown is in its 32nd day and 800,000 federal employees still furloughed or working without pay.

Among those not working is Stephanie Roberts-Pedotti, an investigator for the Food and Drug Administration who inspects imports including food and pharmaceuticals.

Roberts-Pedotti said not only worried about keeping her family afloat, but about the public health and safety as she and her colleagues are out of work.

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Stephanie Roberts-Pedotti, an investigator for the Food and Drug Administration.

This article was originally published on January 22, 2019.

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