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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Fannie Mae

Aug 8, 2013 — The giant mortgage finance company's strong showing was driven by a rise in U.S. housing prices. Fannie's profit is nearly double what it was in the year-ago quarter.
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Apr 2, 2013 — The mortgage giant needed a $116 billion bailout from the federal government after the housing bubble burst in 2007. As housing recovers, it's been able to put money back into Treasury's coffers.
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Jul 31, 2012 — A federal regulator is blocking the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing the principal that homeowners owe on their mortgages in order to avoid foreclosures.
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Jan 11, 2012 — Michael J. Williams, who faced scrutiny over his salary, became CEO shortly after the government takeover in 2008.
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Dec 16, 2011 — The suit alleges that the executives knew their agencies had much more exposure to subprime loans than investors were told.
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Oct 4, 2011 — Warnings were given but action wasn't taken, an inspector general says. Read the report.
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May 12, 2011 — A new bill would create private companies to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But the government would continue to guarantee mortgages.
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Mar 30, 2011 — There's widespread agreement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be abolished. But what will the mortgage market look like when they're gone?
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Mar 29, 2011 — They're two of the strangest companies in U.S. history — and their bailouts cost taxpayers more than the bailouts of AIG, GM, Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs combined.
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Mar 29, 2011 — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew too big to fail. Then the mortgage giants followed the subprime lending industry into the abyss.
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