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April 21, 2014 | NPR · More than 200 people remain missing after the ferry capsized last week. One family was told their daughter was dead instead of missing. It turns out authorities had confused her for another girl.
 
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April 20, 2014 | NPR · It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
 
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April 20, 2014 | WBUR · Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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existing home sales

Oct 21, 2013 — Though sales edged down in September from August, they were still well above the pace of a year earlier. Much more will be learned about how the economy fared last month when data on jobs and unemployment are released Tuesday.
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Aug 21, 2013 — The increase pushed sales of previously owned homes to their highest level since November 2009. The data from the National Association of Realtors are another sign that the housing sector has bounced back.
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Apr 22, 2013 — The housing sector has been one of the economy's bright spots, and economists expect that to continue. But they also say that until new-home construction catches up, the supply of homes for sale will remain tight.
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Jan 22, 2013 — The housing market continues to show signs that it's on the mend. Both sales and prices are up from a year ago.
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Mar 23, 2012 — While down 0.9 percent in February from January, they were still up 8.8 percent from February 2011.
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Jan 20, 2012 — An estimated 4.26 million existing homes were sold last year, the National Association of Realtors says. Sales appeared to pick up in December, hitting an 11-month high.
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Dec 21, 2011 — While it says sales of existing homes rose 4 percent in November from October, the National Association of Realtors also reported today that there were about 2.9 million fewer homes sold from the start of 2007 through the end of 2010 than thought.
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Sep 21, 2011 — Sales of existing homes rose 7.7 percent in August from July, the National Association of Realtors says.
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Jul 20, 2011 — There was an unusual increase in the number of canceled contracts, the National Association of Realtors says. It isn't yet known why cancellations rose, but tight credit may have been a factor.
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Jun 21, 2011 — The reasons include bad weather and higher gasoline prices. Regardless, sales were down nearly 4 percent in May from April and were off more than 15 percent from a year earlier.
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