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The original price tag for the plan that President Biden refers to as "human infrastructure" was $3.5 trillion. But moderates want that trimmed down to $1.5 trillion, a number that progressives consider too low. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Zac Wyrick, 28, is training to become a firefighter in Dayton after a long delay. The city didn't think it would have enough money, and pressed for funding in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Dayton is spending some of its COVID aid in unexpected ways. It's not alone

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President Barack Obama speaks with former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office on Dec. 1, 2010. Powell, who had broken his longtime Republican ties to endorse Obama in 2008, died Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Redistricting reform advocates in Virginia pitched the creation of a new commission as a remedy to unfair political maps, like the ones shown on this poster from 2019, but the new group has struggled to reach consensus. Yasmine Jumaa/VPM hide caption

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So far, flushing the 'toilet bowl' district is the cleanest part of Va. redistricting

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This photo taken on June 1, 2021 shows the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Texas Republicans have approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation's largest red state. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has died at age 84. Above, Powell speaks at eBay headquarters in California in 2010. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84

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Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., testifies during hearings in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 1954. McCarthy stands before a map that charts alleged communist activity in the United States. Getty Images hide caption

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No justices dissented in Monday's Supreme Court decision that preserved the qualified immunity doctrine in two cases involving allegations of excessive force by police officers. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the U.S. would donate 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union. The U.S. is also working to boost production on the continent. Doug Mills/Via Getty Images hide caption

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The world needs more COVID vaccines, so the U.S. is helping finance overseas plants

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30. Powell's term expires early next year, and President Biden must decide whether to reappoint him. Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What's at stake as Biden decides whether to stick with Jerome Powell as Fed chief

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Demonstrators gather outside the Massachusetts State House in Boston to protest COVID-19 vaccination and mask mandates. The political divide on the issue is only deepening, as Republican leaders of other states take more steps to thwart mandates. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden's multitrillion-dollar climate and social programs package. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden attend the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Then-President Donald Trump appears in front of the U.S. Capitol in 2018. Some of his most loyal supporters want him to return to power in Washington as speaker of the House if the Republican Party wins back control next year. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Just the idea of House Speaker Trump could be a dream or nightmare for each party

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Police stand in a line outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence

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