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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell walks between meetings with senators on Capitol Hill on Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. The Fed kept its interest rates near zero at the end of its policy meeting on Wednesday and announced a plan to start removing some of the support it's providing to the economy. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Inflation is at a 30-year high. Here's how the Federal Reserve plans to deal with it

The Fed left interest rates near zero on Wednesday but announced plans to start removing some of the support it has provided to the economy as inflation hits its highest point in 30 years.

Scientists investigate a humpback whale by boat and by drone in the surface waters near the west Antarctic Peninsula. Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab under NOAA permit 14809-03 and ACA permits 2015-011 and 2020-016 hide caption

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Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab under NOAA permit 14809-03 and ACA permits 2015-011 and 2020-016

The biggest whales can eat the equivalent of 80,000 Big Macs in one day

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For many public school districts, meals like this Mandarin chicken at Compass Elementary in Kansas City are the culmination of a kind of treasure hunt to source food. Frank Morris/NPR hide caption

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Your public school kid's lunch might be served on a pizza slice box. Here's why

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell walks between meetings with senators on Capitol Hill on Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. The Fed kept its interest rates near zero at the end of its policy meeting on Wednesday and announced a plan to start removing some of the support it's providing to the economy. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation is at a 30-year high. Here's how the Federal Reserve plans to deal with it

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Gun violence survivors hold their banners during a rally Wednesday outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard arguments in a gun rights case that centers on New York's restrictive gun permit law. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Law

Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York's restrictive gun control law

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Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York's restrictive gun control law

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