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The US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2019, is seen following a snowstorm. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Barely Treading Water': Why The Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

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Federal regulators have announced plans to allow drone operators to fly their unmanned aerial vehicles over populated areas and at night. A Wing Hummingbird drone from Project Wing arrives and sets down its package at a delivery location in Blacksburg, Va., last year. Michael Shroyer via AP hide caption

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Federal workers wait for food distribution to begin Saturday at a pop-up food bank in Rockville, Md. The Capital Area Food Bank is distributing free food to government employees during the shutdown. Ian Stewart/NPR hide caption

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Federal Workers Struggle To Stretch Their Money As Shutdown Lingers

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California utility PG&E Corp. said Monday that it plans to file for bankruptcy over what it estimates could be $30 billion in potential liability costs from recent wildfires. Here, transmission towers in a valley near Paradise, Calif., as the Camp Fire burns in November 2018. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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When Corsair Distillery in Nashville, Tenn., wanted to start experimenting with alternative grains, there wasn't a playbook to follow. Now, it makes a quinoa-barley whiskey. Ashlie Stevens/WFPL hide caption

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Boost Your Credit Card IQ

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Never Pay An Unnecessary Fee Again

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Be The Master Of Your Budget

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Federal Reserve Board Gov. Lael Brainard says a growing body of research suggests that diversity leads to better decision-making. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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The Push To Break Up The Boys' Club At The Fed

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U.K. Bridal Boutique Celebrates Wedding Dresses And Wheelchairs

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Co-founder Mark Burke signs with patrons at Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., in Hyattsville, Md. "My goal is to make the best beer," Burke said. "But the impact and magnitude of how this influences the Deaf community is inspiring." Madeleine Cook/NPR hide caption

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Amanda Koller is deaf and has struggled to find full-time permanent employment, an issue she attributes to discrimination in the hiring process against those with disabilities. Madeleine Cook/NPR hide caption

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Furloughed federal workers protest the ongoing, partial shutdown of the federal government during a non-partisan rally Tuesday at Independence Mall, in Philadelphia. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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IRS employee Pam Crosbie and others hold signs protesting the government shutdown at a federal building in Ogden, Utah. Natalie Behring/Getty Images hide caption

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