SLIDESHOW: The Sequester

The sequester headlines focus on the trillion dollars in cuts after Congress and President Barack Obama failed to reach an agreement on how to control the federal deficit.

But behind this staggering number spread over ten years are people.

This Slideshow focuses on the Americans whose lives will change with less money for federal programs on which they depend.

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The Wise Latina Club's Dulce-Marie Flecha

The Wise Latina Club’s Dulce-Marie Flecha is a rising senior at Penn State. When she is not writing her honors thesis, she is trying to learn a fourth language, feeding her fashion obsession by Googling her favorite designers’, or begging the Yankees to hit with runners in scoring position. Click here to read more about and connect with Dulce-Marie.

What is the most significant federal program affected by the sequester?

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