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How Americans are likely to spend the second round of relief checks

Dec 29, 2020
Back in March, many people didn't spend all of their relief money right away. That may be more difficult this time around.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democrats' move for $2,000 relief checks. Above, McConnell arrives on Capitol Hill on Dec. 20.
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U.S. Government shuts down

Jan 19, 2018
Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Dems and GOP blame each other.
Capitol building at night. 
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Hemp flag stokes industry hopes

Jul 4, 2013
The flag flying over the U.S. Capitol on July Fourth? Made of hemp.