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Homes that were sold by the Department of Housing and Urban Development between January 2017 and August 2020 are in federally designated flood zones at almost 75 times the rate of all homes sold nationwide in that period. New Jersey is one hot spot. Here, flooding from Tropical Storm Henri in Helmetta, N.J., this August. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development disproportionately sells homes in flood-prone areas, NPR finds. Housing experts warn that this can lead to big losses for vulnerable families.

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Left: Family physician Dr. E.V. Rapiti is among those prescribing ivermectin to patients for COVID-19 despite no clear evidence it has any effect. Right: Dr. E.V. Rapiti's office entrance in Mitchells Plain, South Africa. Dr. E.V. Rapiti; Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Research Shows This Drug Shouldn't Be Used For COVID-19, But In South Africa Many Do

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Homes that were sold by the Department of Housing and Urban Development between January 2017 and August 2020 are in federally designated flood zones at almost 75 times the rate of all homes sold nationwide in that period. New Jersey is one hot spot. Here, flooding from Tropical Storm Henri in Helmetta, N.J., this August. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds

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In their Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a heated debate in 2016 about what "progressive" means. Even now, it's not totally clear. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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More And More Democrats Embrace The 'Progressive' Label. Here's Why

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