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Shutdown dwindles for Pentagon

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The Armed Forces Network is putting National Football League and Major League Baseball playoffs back on the air for troops overseas, grocery stores have reopened on military bases, and intercollegiate sports involving the service academies will go on.

All civilian and military personnel who are working will also receive paychecks on time, unless Congress fails to approve an increase in the debt ceiling.

The return to near normal for the Pentagon came after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced this weekend that more than 90 percent of the 350,000 furloughed Pentagon civilian employees could return to work because of a law Congress passed last week to pay the military.

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