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Families Are Receiving A Child Tax Credit. Janet Yellen Says It Should Be Permanent

In an interview with NPR, the Treasury secretary calls to permanently expand the child tax credit being paid out to American families starting this week.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with then-President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at the start of the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017. John MacDougall/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Merkel's Visit With Biden Will Cap Off Many Ups And Downs With U.S. Presidents

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Landfills produce a lot of methane, a heat-trapping gas that contributes to global warming. With scientists calling for cuts in methane emissions, there are challenges to curbing these emissions from landfills, starting with even quantifying them. Pictured here is Waste Management landfill in Livermore, Calif. Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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Your Trash Is Emitting Methane In The Landfill. Here's Why It Matters For The Climate

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Britney Spears, seen here at an awards event in April 2018, has renewed the debate over conservatorships, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressing support for the pop star. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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A Republican And Democrat Have Come Together To #FreeBritney

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Stronger Britney Spears
Cybercar East River Pipe
Sky Could Undress Balmorhea
Pelican Dan Deacon
Thoughts Nick Box
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Lenny Kravitz

Wind turbines in a field in Adair, Iowa. Democrats' budget deal would use financial carrots and sticks to encourage utilities to shift to clean energy. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Democrats' Budget Plan Pushes A Shift To Clean Energy. Here's How It Would Work

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, pictured on Capitol Hill last month, called for a permanent expansion of the child tax credit during an interview with NPR on Thursday. Greg Nash/Pool photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Families Are Receiving A Child Tax Credit. Janet Yellen Says It Should Be Permanent

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