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Arroyo Grande Hotshots firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they set to battle the French Fire on Aug. 24, 2021, near Wofford Heights, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.