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US Congress takes Rosh Hashana recess

A day after the House of Representatives defeat of a financial bailout plan that sent Wall Street into a frantic downward spiral, the Capitol building was largely deserted Tuesday as Congress marked the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.

 

The House was in recess both Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Senate will have no votes until after sundown Wednesday, the end of the holiday according to Orthodox and Conservative synagogues. (AP)