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July 11, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.
 
July 11, 2014 | NPR · Mara Liasson, Carrie Kahn and John Burnett discuss the big picture of the current immigration debate, and update us on the latest developments.
 
July 11, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Khedery, who used to support Nouri al-Maliki. Khedery, head of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners, thinks al-Maliki should step down because of the extremist crisis in Iraq.
 

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July 11, 2014 | NPR · While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.
 
July 11, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the conflict in the Gaza Strip and President Obama's request of emergency immigration funds.
 
July 11, 2014 | NPR · Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.
 

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July 12, 2014 | NPR · More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began. There is no ceasefire in sight, but there may be some indications of a slowdown.
 

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July 6, 2014 | NPR · Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.
 

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Feb 3, 2014 — Chinese buyers have definitely made the most headlines, but the top country buying homes in the U.S. is actually Canada. It's been that way since 2008.
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Jan 24, 2014 — In December, all-cash purchases accounted for more than 40 percent of home sales. Here are a few reasons so many people are buying houses without getting a mortgage.
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Nov 19, 2013 — We graphed the distribution of home prices, and asked readers what the headline should be.
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Jul 23, 2013 — An East Village where nobody makes less than $90,000 a year might actually damage the city's long-term prospects.
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Jul 2, 2013 — Five years after the financial crisis, the government still controls giant companies that guarantee trillions of dollars in mortgages.
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Mar 25, 2013 — A reader who just re-financed his mortgage asks: Why are so many people willing to lend huge amounts of money at such low interest rates?
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Mar 11, 2013 — The U.S. housing market is still a ward of the state. Almost all new mortgages — $1.6 trillion last year alone — are guaranteed by taxpayer dollars.
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Jan 10, 2013 — The strange troubles of a small town where an oil boom has driven unemployment below 1 percent.
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Jan 8, 2013 — Thousands of workers have flooded into the town. But they're reluctant to call it home.
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Dec 10, 2012 — Here are two ways of answering that question — along with key numbers from cities around the country.
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