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Making Room: Can Smaller Apartments Help New York City Grow?

Some housing experts say the city's zoning code has discouraged the building of affordable housing by requiring that all apartments be at least 400 square feet. The city is interested in finding ways to rewrite the rules. An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York looks at ways to fix the city's housing shortage.
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Regulators Warn Banks On Direct-Deposit Loans

Regulators are warning some of the nation's largest banks to stop offering loans that are hard to distinguish from those given out by storefront payday lenders. The banks have been offering high-interest-rate, short-term loans to customers with direct deposit as an advance on their paychecks.
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Boston Bombing Suspect Moved To Prison Medical Center

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now being held at a federal facility outside Boston where he can be treated for his injuries. Some victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and their families, had been upset that he was in the same hospital as people who had been injured by the blasts.
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The Lollipop War

Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.
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From Poor Beginnings To A Wealth Of Knowledge

Herman Blake and his six siblings struggled so much during the '40s that one brother decided to drop out of school and help support the family. A friend of the family stepped in and made sure that didn't happen, despite her own meager means. That sacrifice taught the Blake children the value of an education.
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Senate Votes To End Furloughs For Air Traffic Controllers

The furloughs have been blamed for widespread delays at the nation's airports. The vote late Thursday was unanimous. The House could vote on the measure Friday.
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Obama's Bush Library Speech Leaves Iraq And More Unspoken

Imagine having to deliver a tribute for someone you've openly excoriated for years. That was essentially the task President Obama had before him in his speech at the dedication ceremony for former President George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas.
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Texas Town Honors Dead From Fertilizer Plant Blast

Most of the 14 killed in the April 17 explosion were first responders trying to put out the fire and save lives.
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Monkeys Also Want To Eat Like The Locals

When monkeys move to a new place, they want to eat what the locals are eating, a new study finds. It's among the first to see strong social behaviors in eating among wild animals.

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