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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.

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ISIS Beheadings In Libya Devastate An Egyptian Village

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Cold Spell Zony Mash
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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

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For Congressional Committees, It's All In The Name

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There'll Be Some Changes Made Ken Peplowski
Tenderland Margie Adam
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Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf speaks to the media in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 24, 2013, shortly before ending his self-imposed exile and returning to his homeland. He now faces murder and treason charges in Pakistan, but is free on bail and living in a villa in Karachi. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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At His Villa, Pakistan's Musharraf Awaits Trial And Holds Court

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What is Hip Quartet San Francisco
Vendredi 13 The Hot Club of San Francisco
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When the homebrewing gets good, the teachers turn pro. Kegs of Line 51 beer fill an Oakland warehouse. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Hoops By Day, Hops By Night: This Phys Ed Teacher's Got A Secret Brew

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Flash of Joy Rob Levit
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Jesus, an unauthorized immigrant from Mexico, gets help with tax documents from Mun Yin Yeow, a staff member at Atlas: DIY, a nonprofit in Brooklyn, N.Y. He asked NPR not to use his last name because he fears deportation if his application for deportation relief is not approved. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Judge's Decision Leaves Immigrants In Legal Limbo

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Sickness and Death Ethel
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Dan and Eileen Stapleton in front of their post-Sandy home in Long Beach, N.Y. They say it would cost taxpayers less if insurance just settled their claim. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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After Sandy: Insurance Claim Battles Cost Homeowners, Taxpayers

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Angular Reasoning Michael Stribling

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The Grandpa Who Saved His Granddaughter From Ebola

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Maggie Barcellano prepares dinner in January 2014 at her father's house in Austin, Texas. Barcellano, who lives with her father, enrolled in the food stamps program while she works as a home health aide and raises her 3-year-old daughter. A study suggests that social safety nets, including food stamps, helped cushion income losses for middle- and working-class Americans during the recession. Tamir Kalifa/AP hide caption

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Study Suggests Recession, Recovery Have Not Left The Rich Richer

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Heart and Bones Paul Simon