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Preschool teacher Jaqueline Benitez depends on California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help pay for food. If the debt ceiling isn't raised, SNAP and other federal payments would be delayed. (AP Photo/Allison Dinner) Allison Dinner/AP hide caption

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3 ways to protect your money if the U.S. defaults on its debt

From social security payments to interest rates, a lot hinges on a debt-ceiling deal. Personal finance experts say you should prepare for a possible debt default as you would a recession.

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Morning news brief

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Morning news brief

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Actors Jeremy Strong (from left), Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin are pictured in an episode of Succession, which ends on Sunday. Claudette Barius/HBO hide caption

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How composer Nicholas Britell created the sound of 'Succession'

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How composer Nicholas Britell created the sound of 'Succession'

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy listens to military commanders as he visits the eastern Donetsk region, an area of heavy fighting, on Tuesday. Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian officials say a major military offensive is likely to start soon. AP hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

What are realistic expectations for Ukraine's military offensive?

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What are realistic expectations for Ukraine's military offensive?

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Domestic policy adviser Susan Rice speaks during a news briefing at the White House on Jan. 26, 2021. Rice is stepping down from the post. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Susan Rice, leaving the administration, talks of what's possible in a divided nation

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Preschool teacher Jaqueline Benitez depends on California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help pay for food. If the debt ceiling isn't raised, SNAP and other federal payments would be delayed. (AP Photo/Allison Dinner) Allison Dinner/AP hide caption

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3 ways to protect your money if the U.S. defaults on its debt

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Democrats urge Biden to campaign heavily in North Carolina in 2024

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