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A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability

With ruined credit ratings atop financial loss, two ex-homeowners tell their story in the mortgage meltdown aftermath. They're wary of jumping back into the market, even if that likelihood is far off.

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"I'm reeling," Candace Payne tells NPR's Rachel Martin. Her video of herself trying on a mask has already set a record for views, and even she's astounded by the reaction. "I'm like, y'all, come on."

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

More than 330 million Indians are desperate for water, leading some to rely on an ancient — and unproven — method to find it underground.

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?
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'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music
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