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President Biden signs the American Rescue Plan in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. Included in the plan is a monthly allowance for many American families that could be a potential financial-life-changer. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

How Biden's Plan Could Help Reshape The Finances Of American Families

The $1.9 trillion relief bill includes a new monthly allowance for American parents that could help provide a critical lifeline.

A farmer in a pasture circa 1945 appears to get his cow cuddles for free. These days, it could cost him. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Comfort of Cow Cuddles

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The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125 [No. 1, "Mars, the Bringer of War"] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)
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In a February visit to Pfizer's Kalamazoo, Mich., manufacturing complex, President Biden said the administration had "used the Defense Production Act to speed up the supply chain for ... key equipment, like fill pumps and filters, which has already helped increase vaccine production." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Defense Production Act Speeds Up Vaccine Production

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President Biden signs the American Rescue Plan in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. Included in the plan is a monthly allowance for many American families that could be a potential financial-life-changer. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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How Biden's Plan Could Help Reshape The Finances Of American Families

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A mound of ashes is seen after an attack in the village of Aldeia da Paz outside Macomia, on Aug. 24, 2019. For the past three years, violence has devastated parts of northern Mozambique, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Stories Are Heartbreaking.' What 1 Reporter Witnessed In Mozambique's Violence

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Do Better Poddington Bear
Swingin' at the Haven Charlie Hunter, Sam Fribush & Geoff Clapp

The South Padre Island Convention Center opened its doors and took in thousands of sea turtles cold-stunned during the Valentine's Week Winter Storm. UT Marine Science Institute hide caption

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Texas 'Cold-Stun' Of 2021 Was Largest Sea Turtle Rescue In History, Scientists Say

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Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to his office on March 5, 2021, while the Senate works on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Sanders calls the recently passed package "the most consequential" for working families in decades. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sanders: Americans Care More About $1,400 Checks From Aid Plan Than Lack Of GOP Votes

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Sacramento's Elmhurst neighborhood is comprised of mostly single-family homes. The City Council has voted on a draft plan to allow fourplexes in all residential areas. Erin Baldassari/KQED hide caption

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Facing Housing Crunch, California Cities Rethink Single-Family Neighborhoods

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Steve and Neiva Magaña's baby is now 8 months old. Steve has still not met his son in person. KALW hide caption

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When The Pandemic Closed Prisons To Visitors Loved Ones Picked Up Pen And Paper

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Unity (It's Up to You) Instrumental Badge Epoque Ensemble

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