Even as the shock and horror of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon had yet to subside Monday, people were turning to online tools to check on the safety of their friends and family who were at the event. The latest estimates of the casualties include more than 3 dozen people injured, with two dead.
In the summer of 2011, Congress and the president were embroiled in a high stakes fight over the debt ceiling. At the last minute, they reached an agreement to avoid default. Another showdown over the debt ceiling is possible this summer, but House Republicans say they hope to avoid a repeat of the crisis.
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