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U.S. To Owe More Than The Size Of Its Economy For The 1st Time In 75 Years

Congressional forecasters expect the federal deficit to reach $3.3 trillion during the current fiscal year. By 2023, government debt will reach an all-time high of 107% of GDP.

Falls The American Dollar
Mosaic The American Dollar
I Love L.A. Randy Newman
Team Bon Iver
Untitled Interpol
Ana Derek Gripper
Jarabi (Passion) Derek Gripper

The Multiverse Ethereal Empyrean Experience, by Laurence "Renzo" Verbeck and Sylvia Adrienne Lisse, was selected as the official Black Rock City Temple for 2020. Kye Horton/Burning Man hide caption

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As Burning Man Goes Virtual, Organizers Try To Capture The Communal Aspect

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CHANCES KAYTRANADA
NOTHIN LIKE U KAYTRANADA

The cast of the Beijing People's Art Theatre production of A Raisin in the Sun rehearse onstage this past August. Amy Cheng/NPR hide caption

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First Chinese-Language Production Of 'A Raisin In The Sun' Is Staged In Beijing

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Mantra Makaya McCraven
Young Genius Makaya McCraven

Protesters — on one side, Black Lives Matter and on the other, Trump backers — face off in Prineville, Ore., after a Black woman and the police chief posted contradicting videos about their meeting. Emily Cureton/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

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Love Is The Message Yussef Dayes, Alfa Mist
Blacked Out Yussef Dayes, Alfa Mist

A United Airlines plane sits at the gate at Denver International Airport on July 30. The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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United Plans 16,000 Furloughs As Airlines Cut Jobs During Pandemic Downturn

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The Grand Old Trout Bill MacKay, Ryley Walker
Welcome Bill MacKay
Teenage Birdsong Four Tet

Sheets of $1 bills run through the printing press in 2015 at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. National debt is expected to reach an all-time high of 107% of gross domestic product in 2023. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. To Owe More Than The Size Of Its Economy For The 1st Time In 75 Years

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Matt Nowling, a senior at Denison University and interim president of College Democrats of America, is one of many campus activists adjusting to virtual organizing during the pandemic. Shelby Tour hide caption

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College Political Activists Trade Door-Knocking For Apps To Register Voters

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The Game Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Fruitflies Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Lowell Kneebody
Special Re: Quest Daedelus
Shenandoah Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

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