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Home Ownership At Lowest Level In Nearly Two Decades

The home ownership rate in the U.S. is at its lowest since 1995. That's despite what was thought to be a rip-roaring recovery in real estate, and a long stretch of record low mortgages. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from Bloomberg Business Week contributor Roben Farzad.
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Africana Book Awards: There's More To Africa Than Animals

The Africana Book Awards are supposed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children's literature about Africa. Guest host Celeste Headleee speaks to award winners Karen Leggett Abouraya and Ifeoma Onyefulu.
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Amazon Taps Post Office For Sunday Deliveries; A Win-Win?

The Postal Service has struck a deal. Starting with New York and Los Angeles, it will deliver Amazon's packages on Sundays. More cities will be added next year. The early analyses are that both sides of the deal will benefit.
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Monday Political Mix: GOP To Keep Obamacare Fans On Defensive

House Republicans are hoping to exploit the Affordable Care Act's problems... Gov. Christie takes a Sunday news show victory lap... veterans programs face more spending cuts.
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Homeless Veteran's Makeover Goes Viral: VIDEO

Millions have watched as Jim Wolf is transformed. The scruffy vet becomes a stylish looking guy. The video's producer says he wants people to view the homeless differently.
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Bacon Deodorant: What Will They Come Up With Next?

The Seattle company J&D's Food has produced Power Bacon — a bacon scented deodorant stick just in time for the holidays.
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Doolittle Raiders Offer Final Toast To 71-Year-Old Mission

On April 18, 1942, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, 80 men took off from an aircraft carrier on a secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle, the men became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. On Saturday, three of the four remaining Raiders met for what is probably the last time.
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Seeing Opportunity In A Question: 'Where Are You Really From?'

Alex Sugiura says he understands why people ask. "I have always thought I've had a particularly strange face," he explains. And the query, he says, gives him a chance to really talk about what it means to be mixed-race in America.
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Anger Grows After Black Woman Is Shot By White Homeowner

A 19-year-old black woman was killed by a white man on the front porch of his suburban Detroit home. Relatives of the victim say she was in a car accident and going door to door looking for help when she was shot by the homeowner who thought she was a burglar
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Vets-Turned-Firefighters Find Brotherhood, Purpose

A New Jersey fire department has hired 43 military veterans on to the force this year. The fire chief says their background makes them well-suited to the job, and the recruits say firefighting gives them the sense of camaraderie and responsibility they've missed.

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