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Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, argues that the top 20 percent of Americans – those with six-figure incomes and above — dominate the best schools, live in the best-located homes and pass on the best futures to their kids. Malte Mueller/Getty Images hide caption

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Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

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U.N. Official Says Pulling Out Of Paris Climate Deal Will Cost Jobs

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College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels Of Economic Diversity

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Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill Gives 'Free Pass' To Payday Lenders

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump pose for a photo Friday at the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily, during Trump's first G-7 summit. Philippe Wojazer /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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States eyeing bills on salary history. Brittany Mayes/NPR hide caption

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

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French pharmaceutical group Sanofi is expected to receive an exclusive license to market a new Zika vaccine. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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States Fear Price Of New Zika Vaccine Will Be More Than They Can Pay

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President Trump Moves Closer To His Stated Goal Of Repealing Dodd-Frank

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Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

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The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Owning A Home

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Rep. Sanford Doesn't Believe Trump's Budget Numbers

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Reactions To The Trump Administration's Budget

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Latest College Graduates Enter A More Optimistic Economy

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

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