After the Shutdown, Academics Have a Lot of Catching Up to Do

Joshua Roberts, Reuters, Newscom

An employee passes posters at the U.S. Department of Education building on his way back to work on Thursday. Federal offices reopened across Washington after a 16-day shutdown.
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The federal government is back in business, and researchers are returning to government buildings and labs shuttered during the 16-day federal shutdown that ended late Wednesday.

But the standoff, which cost the economy billions and disrupted...

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