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San Francisco's Mission District will be one of four additional neighborhoods given preferential access to an affordable senior housing complex in an agreement between the city and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvard University's nation-leading $35.7 billion endowment suffered a 2 percent loss on its investments in fiscal 2016. Katarzyna Baumann#125911/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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A self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid Uber is displayed last week at the companies' Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation will announce a set of policy proposals designed to ensure the safety of autonomous and automated vehicles. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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About 5,000 people have entered the lottery for the proposed Willie B. Kennedy development in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood. Courtesy of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. hide caption

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How 'Equal Access' Is Helping Drive Black Renters Out Of Their Neighborhood

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Edward Snowden, who is in Moscow, is seen on a giant screen during a live video conference for an interview as part of an Amnesty International event in Paris in December 2014. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence published a summary report accusing Snowden of causing "tremendous damage to U.S. national security." Charles Platiau/AP hide caption

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Protesters wear gas masks at a hearing over a leak at the Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. On Tuesday, the utility pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor and agreed to pay $4 million to settle the case. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence. Pence released 10 years of his tax returns revealing a modest income. A Pence spokesman says Trump won't release his until after "a routine audit." Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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California State Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, holds a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, setting a new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington in April. Federal prosecutors say they are dropping corruption charges against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned their corruption convictions. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The China team enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The games feature more than 4,300 athletes from 161 countries. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico's Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray looks down as President Enrique Pena Nieto announces Videgaray's resignation in Mexico City. Videgaray, one of Pena Nieto's closest confidants, reportedly engineered the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to visit Mexico. Dario Lopez-Mills/AP hide caption

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