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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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Frank's Song Coconut Records & Woody Jackson

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

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Los Santos At Night The Alchemist, Woody Jackson et. al.
Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
Meru (feat. Koresma) Rohne
Some Time Alone, Alone Melody's Echo Chamber
La Ritournelle Sébastien Tellier
Empire Line The National
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Two Chord Wake Suzanne Kraft
Glass Hania Rani
God Help the Girl God Help the Girl
Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pt. 3: The Salt Air
Zissou Society Blue Star Cadets/Ned's Theme [Take 1] Mark Mothersbaugh
Almost Home Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

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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ekki hugsa Olafur Arnalds
Aamuun Päin Bikinï

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