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US orders 149 airport towers shut due to budget cuts

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks at a news conference at the Department of Transportation on August 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The US Federal Aviation Administration ordered the shutdown of air-traffic control towers at 149 small airports due toThe US Federal Aviation Administration ordered the shutdown of air-traffic control towers at 149 small airports due to budget constraints after the implementation of the "sequester" spending cuts.