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Wanda Onafuwa says a house next door to her in Baltimore fell into disrepair after Bank of America foreclosed on the property. Courtesy of Wanda Onafuwa hide caption

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A New Trump Rule Could Weaken A Civil Rights Era Housing Discrimination Law

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Cattle graze in pasture formed by cleared rainforest land in Pará, Brazil. A new online tool makes it easier for food companies to detect this kind of land-clearing by their suppliers. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Cut Those Trees — Big Food Might Be Watching

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell has been under pressure from President Trump to cut interest rates. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Fed Cuts Interest Rates For 1st Time Since 2008

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) looks on as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks with and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Shanghai on Wednesday. Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"This is the next important step in the Administration's work to end foreign freeloading and put American patients first," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement detailing the plan. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Miners Block Railroad In Demand For Pay After Blackjewel Coal Bankruptcy

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Federal Reserve Expected To Cut Interest Rates

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100 Million People In The U.S. Affected By Capital One Data Breach

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The owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels announced Tuesday that it will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities across the hotel group. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Huawei Chairman Liang Hua (second from left) appears at a news conference to announce earnings results Tuesday in Shenzhen, China. Lian Limin/Huanqiu.com/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Capital One Data Breach Exposes Over 100 Million Customers

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