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As of 2012, rentals made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, but the demand isn't easing rental rates. Many renters now pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent.

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Willie Nelson Dusts Off His Songwriting Chops

NPR's Arun Rath reached the country icon on his tour bus to talk about the new album Band of Brothers, the first Willie Nelson album in nearly 20 years to come packed with originals.

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Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford
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Colours to Life Temples
Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs feat. Camel MC
One Day/Reckoning Song (acoustic version) Asaf Avidan

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Lovers' Carvings Bibio
Good Light The Twin Atlas
VCR The Antlers
I've Got a Lot of Traveling to Do Willie Nelson
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