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Mike Calhoun talks about how student loans are forcing younger Americans to delay homeownership at a housing conference in September. Bridgett Turner/Courtesy of the Center for Responsible Lending hide caption

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Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says

Mike Calhoun rang the alarm bell early on about the subprime mortgage debacle — before reckless lending drove the economy into recession. These days, he's sounding the alarm about student loans.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before Congress last year. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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DOJ Watchdog On Russia Probe: No Evidence Of Bias, But Problems With Surveillance

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker listens to a question as he appears before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, D.C., in 1980. Chick Harrity/AP hide caption

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Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Dies At 92

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Mike Calhoun talks about how student loans are forcing younger Americans to delay homeownership at a housing conference in September. Bridgett Turner/Courtesy of the Center for Responsible Lending hide caption

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Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says

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Jenni Grover holds a collection of finished patches from a quilt created by more than 100 volunteers across the country. The plans for the quilt were discovered at the estate sale of 99-year-old Rita Smith, who died earlier this year. Several dozen volunteers gathered to help put the pieces together at the Wishcraft Workshop in Chicago on Dec. 7. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ hide caption

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Quilters Across The U.S. Answer Call To Help Sew Up Unfinished Project

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