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Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

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Iverson won't coach in BIG3 this season, replaced by Cooper

Allen Iverson will not coach in the BIG3 this season and will be replaced by Michael Cooper with 3's Company.

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Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

Flexing his clemency powers once again, President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.

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CBS' Bill Whitaker tells inmate grads to seize their place

CBS News' Bill Whitaker has spoken at college commencements before, but never at one where most graduates weren't free to leave with their families.

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New Jersey tries _ yet again _ to ban most beach smoking

New Jersey is trying — yet again — to ban most smoking on public beaches, but it still hasn't answered a question that has snubbed out past efforts: Who would enforce the ban?

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Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

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Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick moved to New Jersey prison

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been moved to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.

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Menendez, pharmaceutical executive to fight for Senate seat

Democratic voters, undeterred by a federal corruption case U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez had faced until it was dropped earlier this year, picked the two-term incumbent on Tuesday to represent their party in the fall campaign against a Republican former pharmaceutical executive.

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Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

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Menendez and Hugin set sights on each other in Senate race

Ads with grainy images and pointed attacks? Check. Millions of dollars in campaign coffers? Another check.

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US employers keep on hiring despite growing trade concerns

Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring.

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DeRozan, Embiid lined up for NBA Africa game in South Africa

The NBA will hold its Africa exhibition game in the South African capital of Pretoria on Aug. 4, with All Stars DeMar DeRozan and Joel Embiid lined up to play.

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Thousands march across NYC's Brooklyn Bridge in gun protest

Thousands of demonstrators have marched across New York's Brooklyn Bridge in a protest against gun violence.

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MSNBC's Reid apologizes again for old blog posts

MSNBC's Joy Reid is apologizing again for past blog posts, including one that had an image of Sen. John McCain superimposed on the body of a campus killer and another where she urged people to watch a conspiracy film tied to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.

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Department stores making themselves over in beauty battle

It's the beauty aisles themselves getting makeovers now.

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US unemployment falls to nearly 1969 levels; hiring solid

Another month of strong hiring drove the nation's unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War was raging.

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Bus driver in fatal school bus crash released pending trial

A school bus driver who investigators say caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn was released pending trial Wednesday.

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Mormons grapple with race 40 years after ending black ban

The Mormon church on Friday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith's most sensitive topics.

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Cosby accuser makes first public statements since trial

The woman whose allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her led to his conviction said the pills he gave her made her feel like a "limp noodle," leaving her helpless to fend off the 2004 attack.

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