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With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

NPR | Oct. 18, 2013 10:48 a.m.

The U.S. government shutdown may be over, but J. Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society, says American science has suffered a lasting blow. He says the shutdown has delayed potentially life-saving research, weakened our international credibility, and signaled to youth that government science may not be a wise career option.

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