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U.S. soldiers traverse fields on the way to conducting house-to- house searches in 2007 in Mukhisa, Iraq. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

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Frank Ruopoli of Charleston, S.C., works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After the 2013 partial shutdown he earned an emergency medical technician certification. Now he's found a part-time job to earn money during this shutdown. Courtesy of Frank Ruopoli hide caption

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Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills

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Sriraja Panich is the brand name of one of two Sriracha sauces created by Saowanit Trikityanukul's family. The family sold the brand to Thaitheparos, Thailand's leading sauce company, in the 1980s. The brand has struggled to gain a foothold in the U.S., where the Huy Fong Rooster brand of Sriracha, created by Vietnamese-American David Tran, reigns supreme. Michael Sullivan/for NPR hide caption

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In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About

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Motorists wait in line for hours to buy gasoline at a Pemex service station in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday. The Mexican president temporarily closed some of the state oil company's pipelines, in a bid to wipe out rampant fuel theft. Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Federal regulators have announced plans to allow drone operators to fly their unmanned aerial vehicles over populated areas and at night. A Wing Hummingbird drone from Project Wing arrives and sets down its package at a delivery location in Blacksburg, Va., last year. Michael Shroyer via AP hide caption

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Federal workers wait for food distribution to begin Saturday at a pop-up food bank in Rockville, Md. The Capital Area Food Bank is distributing free food to government employees during the shutdown. Ian Stewart/NPR hide caption

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Federal Workers Struggle To Stretch Their Money As Shutdown Lingers

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California utility PG&E Corp. said Monday that it plans to file for bankruptcy over what it estimates could be $30 billion in potential liability costs from recent wildfires. Here, transmission towers in a valley near Paradise, Calif., as the Camp Fire burns in November 2018. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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When Corsair Distillery in Nashville, Tenn., wanted to start experimenting with alternative grains, there wasn't a playbook to follow. Now, it makes a quinoa-barley whiskey. Ashlie Stevens/WFPL hide caption

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Boost Your Credit Card IQ

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Never Pay An Unnecessary Fee Again

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Be The Master Of Your Budget

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