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Foreclosure Crisis Hits Renters, Too

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A new report from The Urban Institute says the foreclosure crisis threatens renters as well as homeowners.

Kathy Pettit is the report's lead author. She says about half of the D.C. households in foreclosure are rentals, although it may come as a surprise to some tenants. But Pettit says it's against D.C. law for tenants to be evicted because their landlord is in foreclosure.

In April, nearly 2,000 of the District's rental units were in properties in foreclosure.

Jessica Gould reports...

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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