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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, homeownership rates got even closer to pre-housing boom numbers in the first quarter of 2012. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Time To Trade The Lease For A Mortgage?

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'Dogwood Diplomacy:' U.S. To Send Japan 3,000 Trees

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Romney, Obama Mark A Year Since Bin Laden's Death

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Symbols like these are designed to help shoppers make healthier choices Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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What Will Make The Food Desert Bloom?

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What's Fun About 5? Mud And Gummy Worms

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View From The Arab World: Bin Laden Failed

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After Bin Laden's Death, Are We Safer?

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On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. AP hide caption

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The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

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While some sections of Arizona's housing market have shown signs of recovery, potential homebuyers who are looking for affordable houses have been frustrated. This file photo from 2008 shows a subdivision extending into desert scrubland. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Housing Markets Rebound, But Bargains Scarce

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Electropac in Manchester, N.H., is among the companies participating in the state's unpaid internship program. Sheryl Rich-Kern/for NPR hide caption

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N.H. To The Unemployed: Try An Unpaid Internship

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Ida Christian, 89, was diagnosed with dementia in 2008. Her condition demands around-the-clock care. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

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