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The US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2019, is seen following a snowstorm. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Barely Treading Water': Why The Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

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Luis Vázquez placed his shoes at the memorial in remembrance of his father, Luis Manuel Vázquez, who was found dead in his home two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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President Trump is looking to overhaul the federal workforce by, in part, cutting retirement benefits Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Employees Face Cuts To Retirement Benefits And Pay Freezes

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Deeba Jafri gives Hena Zuberi a kiss as they protest in front of Supreme Court on Wednesday as the court heard arguments over the Trump Administration's travel ban. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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In Intense Arguments, Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban

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The confluence of the St. Croix, top, and Mississippi Rivers, bottom, is seen from the air on May 31, 2012. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

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The Cheyenne Mountain Complex was completed in the mid-1960s. The tunnels extend thousands of feet into Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Courtesy Simon & Schuster hide caption

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In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

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A new project by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes government data on spending and revenue and turns it into interactive graphics, like this breakdown of spending by local, state and federal governments in 2014. USAFacts.org/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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President Trump has hundreds of vacancies to fill but also believes many are "unnecessary." Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Has Many Jobs Unfilled; Is He 'Deconstructing The Administrative State'?

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