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DC Starbucks passes the cup for furloughed workers

Emile Wamsteker | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Spare a thought for the furloughed workers of Washington. Or, you know, a cup of coffee.

Much has been made of the free meals and museum discounts for federal workers left jobless by the government shutdown.

But donations?

One Starbucks in Washington, two blocks from the Capitol, put out a basket offering donations for the hard-up federal employee.

A CNBC reporter took the photo in the above tweet Tuesday afternoon.

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