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Televised football back for troops overseas

The American Forces Network (AFN), which had cut its sports channel and nearly all programming because of the government shutdown, is returning to full service for troops overseas.

The television network, which provides U.S. television and radio programming for troops stationed abroad, said Sunday that it was able to start putting all of its channels back on the air after the Pentagon determined that most of its civilians would be recalled to work.

“AFN has been cleared to start returning to service!” the network wrote on its Facebook page.

“It will take us a couple of days to get our full channel lineup on the air, but we're going to broadcast each additional channel as it becomes available. We know that many of you follow popular shows, and we will work to address airing the episodes you've missed.”

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