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Support grows among Dems for $1 trillion coin option

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It started as a joke. But when it started to catch on, lawmakers began to worry. It's a proposal to have the U.S. Mint create a $1 trillion coin that the federal government could use to fund its operations if Congress fails to raise the nation's debt ceiling by next month. It's legal to create the coin, a former Mint official said. And the coin would allow the U.S. to continue paying its...