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In 2015, newly elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shakes hands with outgoing Speaker John Boehner alongside House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From right: Kent Walker, vice president and general counsel with Google Inc.; Colin Stretch, general counsel with Facebook Inc.; and Sean Edgett, acting general counsel with Twitter Inc., swear in to a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 1, 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Mike Quigley, whose Washington, D.C. office doubles as his home away from Chicago, lays his mattress onto the floor before going to sleep in 2010. Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Counting Votes Or Counting Sheep?

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Tymia McCullough is a poised, pageant-winning 11-year-old from South Carolina. She also happens to have sickle cell anemia and relies on Medicaid to pay for medical care. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

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President Trump signs executive orders on tax reform alongside Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, and Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., at the Treasury Department April 21. Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times hide caption

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Protesters with a coalition of progressive groups sit in front of the U.S. Capitol steps Monday as part of the Democracy Spring demonstration. Peter Overby/NPR hide caption

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Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps

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Capitol Hill staffers meditate. Ally Mutnick/NPR hide caption

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Capitol Hill Political Staffers Find Their Zen

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These wooden tokens are handed out to shoppers who use SNAP benefits to purchase fresh produce at the Crossroads Farmers Market near Takoma Park, Md. Customers receive tokens worth twice the amount of money withdrawn from their SNAP benefits card — in other words, they get "double bucks." Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

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Interns who host tours on Capitol Hill, stopping at sites like the small Senate rotunda, don't always have their facts straight. The Architect of the Capitol hide caption

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

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