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Former homeowner Brian Burns, who now rents an apartment in Henderson, Nev., says he "still sees a lot of empty houses" in Las Vegas, where about 20 percent of homeowners are still underwater in the wake of the housing crisis almost 10 years ago. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability

With ruined credit ratings atop financial loss, two ex-homeowners tell their story in the mortgage meltdown aftermath. They're wary of jumping back into the market, even if that likelihood is far off.

Ambadas Raut uses copper rods known as dowsing sticks to locate sources of underground water in a dry reservoir. He's had 400 clients and says he's found water for 80 percent of them. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

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The first issue of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (with art by Brian Stelfreeze) is the top-selling comic of 2016 so far. Marvel Entertainment hide caption

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Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon

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Classical music fans are familiar with Robert Schumann. But they might not know that his his wife, Clara, was an accomplished composer, too. Franz Hanfstaengl/Getty Images hide caption

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'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

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Former homeowner Brian Burns, who now rents an apartment in Henderson, Nev., says he "still sees a lot of empty houses" in Las Vegas, where about 20 percent of homeowners are still underwater in the wake of the housing crisis almost 10 years ago. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability

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Here she is, in full Chewbacca glory, laughing to the point of full-on weeping. Facebook hide caption

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Meet Your New Wookiee Queen Of Viral Video: 'Chewbacca Mom'

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