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How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

An artist's installation shows pre-foreclosed homes in Newark, N.J., in July 2009 at the Queens Museum of Art in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Economy

How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now, two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

Thousands of young immigrants, many of them from Central America, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing an unprecentented humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. hide caption

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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future KPR

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has focused national attention on Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

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The Salt

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they are using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Investigators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have discovered cases of organic fraud abroad as well as in the U.S. IN 2013, 19 farmers or food companies were fined a total of $87 million for misusing the organic label. hide caption

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The Salt

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

Malaysia Airlines had been struggling even before two of its flights were lost this year. Analysts say the national carrier faces either bankruptcy or privatization. hide caption

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Parallels - World News

After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.

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