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Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed house in Miami after the bank hired him to keep the home from falling into complete dilapidation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hoping For Payout, Investors Become Landlords

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Veteran James Brown relaxes in his apartment, which he recently moved into after spending decades on the streets. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A Push To Help U.S. Veterans Fight Homelessness

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens stops to sign a baseball as he leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 2011, after a judge declared a mistrial in his perjury trial. Jonathan Ernst /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Clemens Faces Trial (Again) Over Doping Testimony

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Connor Galloway, age 12, was found dead in his bedroom with a belt looped around his neck. Connor's friends admitted to his mother that they'd been talking about playing "the choking game." Courtesy of the Galloway family hide caption

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Deadly 'Choking Game' Comes With Big Risks

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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with his 2012 budget plan. Ryan cites his Catholic faith in justifying his proposed cuts to social safety-net programs. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Christians Debate: Was Jesus For Small Government?

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Americans walk less than the citizens of any other industrialized nation, says Tom Vanderbilt. In this file photo from last summer, pedestrians and a cyclist cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans Do Not Walk The Walk, And That's A Growing Problem

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IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman is a big fan of the KT Tunstall song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nation's Top Taxman Shares His Workout Playlist

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Sweet Heart Sweet Light is the latest album by Spiritualized, the spacey British rock band led by Jason Pierce. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Spiritualized: The Man Who Fell To Earth

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