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Politics

Despite Strong Economy, Federal Deficit Soars

Even with a healthy job market and rapid economic growth, the federal government is piling up debt. The government's deficit is expected to top $1 trillion next year.

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Morning News Brief

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The government is acting like a spendthrift family, piling up credit card bills even though times are good. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Despite Strong Economy, Federal Deficit Soars

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Despite Strong Economy, Federal Deficit Soars

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'Him Doing Well Was Through His Children': Sharecropper's Son Makes Dad Proud

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'Him Doing Well Was Through His Children': Sharecropper's Son Makes Dad Proud

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What Makes A Leader?

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What Makes A Leader?

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