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Deeply riven Congress to recess again, just for politics

WASHINGTON — Cars were stacked outside the Capitol on a recent night, ready to drive into the darkening evening. As members shuffled about the House, Representative James McGovern mused about the rush to leave.

“Maybe the American people won’t notice we were even here,” said McGovern, Democrat of Worcester. “There’s really not much to do.”

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