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Pentagon cuts furlough days from 11 to 6

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug.6.

Officials are briefing reporters on the details. More coverage will follow from American Forces Press Service.