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The housing market is finally showing signs of a comeback, according to an annual study from Harvard. But, though mortgage interest rates are at record lows, banks are often too cautious to lend. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Will Credit Be The Spoiler In Housing Recovery?

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An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan on Jan. 31, 2010. Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But as the technology of this new form of warfare improves, so do concerns about how others will use it in the future. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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National Security

As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use

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A Chinese paramilitary guard gestures outside the North Korean Embassy in Beijing on May 17. Tensions between the two countries are rising after unidentified North Koreans hijacked three Chinese fishing boats and demanded ransom, before releasing the vessels and their crew. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

Hijacking Reveals Strains In China-North Korea Ties

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A Syrian man carries a wounded girl next to Red Crescent ambulances following an explosion Friday reportedly targeting a military bus near Qudssaya, a neighborhood in Damascus. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

Syrian Fighting Spreads From City To City

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For more than 200 years, the Supreme Court has interpreted the meaning of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Its latest test is the case challenging the Obama health care law. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Judging The Health Care Law

Health Care Decision Hinges On A Crucial Clause

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The Rev. Ralph Abernathy (from left), the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin leave the Montgomery (Ala.) County Courthouse in 1956. Rustin, who was gay, was the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Gene Herrick/AP hide caption

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Law

After NAACP Marriage Stance, Discord And Discussion

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Iranians line up at a gas station to fuel their motorcycles in central Tehran in February. Oil is the lifeblood of Iran's economy, but the planned EU boycott is expected to deal a major blow to Iranian oil exports. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Planned EU Oil Embargo Looks Set To Squeeze Iran

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Juan Carlos Reyes is studying for his master's degree. The son of poor Dominican parents, Reyes is convinced his success is an aberration and wonders about the kids from his neighborhood who were left behind. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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American Dreams: Then And Now

Grad Who Beat The Odds Asks, Why Not The Others?

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Yang Weidong interviews a subject for his documentary project "Signal," which finds that the vast majority of China's intellectuals yearn most for freedom. He plans to interview 500 of China's top thinkers for the project. Courtesy Yang Weidong hide caption

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Asia

What China's Thinkers Need Most Is Also Most Elusive

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Bill Clinton speaks with President Obama in the White House Briefing Room after a private meeting in the Oval Office in 2010. The former president has become Obama's highest-profile advocate this campaign season. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Barack Obama

Bill Clinton Campaigns As Obama's No. 1 Surrogate

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