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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker screens passengers and airport employees at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A TSA executive sent out an internal email Monday asking for 250 employees in more than 10 states to move to airports that are struggling with staff callouts as a result of the 32-day government shutdown, CNN reports.

Why it matters: The plea comes after reports that 10% of airport screeners missed work this past holiday weekend — up from 3.1% the same time last year — as they prepare to lose out on a second straight paycheck. "Many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations," TSA said in a statement Tuesday.

Go deeper: All the ways Americans are feeling the effects of the shutdown

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Updated 14 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Inauguration Day dashboard

Screenshot: Fox News

President Trump has delivered a farewell speech and departed Washington for the last time on Air Force One, kicking off the day that will culminate with President-elect Joe Biden taking office.

What's next: The inaugural celebration for young Americans is being livestreamed, starting at 10am.

Updated 30 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Trump departs on final Air Force One flight

President Trump and his family took off on Air Force One at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning for the final time en route to Florida.

The big picture: Trump's final hours as president were punctuated by his decisions to snub his successor's inauguration and grant pardons to many of his allies who have been swept up in corruption scandals.

Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
2 hours ago - Economy & Business

Janet Yellen said all the right things to reassure the markets

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Treasury Secretary nominee and former Fed chair Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday showed markets just what they can expect from the administration of President-elect Joe Biden: more of what they got under President Trump — at least for now.

What it means: Investors and big companies reaped the benefits of ultralow U.S. interest rates and low taxes for most of Trump's term as well as significant increases in government spending, even before the coronavirus pandemic.