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Julián Castro wants to transform housing assistance for poor, give renters tax credits
News 4 weeks ago
Julián Castro wants to transform housing assistance for poor, give renters tax credits

Only 25 percent of those eligible for housing vouchers get them, said the former Housing and Urban Development secretary under Obama....

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Claims under Cuban seized-property law fewer than expected, but still likely to hurt economy
News 1 month ago
Claims under Cuban seized-property law fewer than expected, but still likely to hurt economy

A beach neighborhood, as hour outside Havana, originally owned and developed by Jorge Suarez-Murias's paternal grandfather in the 1950s. MIAMI ­­-...

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Here's how to get the best deals on plants and shrubs this weekend
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Here's how to get the best deals on plants and shrubs this weekend

Some stores guarantee their plants. If something goes wrong within a reasonable amount of time, you may be able to get a refund or replacement. If...

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Report: Latino health requires better housing, transportation, green spaces
News 2 months ago
Report: Latino health requires better housing, transportation, green spaces

It's getting harder for many Latinos in the United States to access affordable housing, reliable transportation services and green spaces -...

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Move over, Target. There’s a better place to shop for kitchenware.
News 2 months ago
Move over, Target. There’s a better place to shop for kitchenware.

Pans are one of the best things to buy at restaurant supply stores. When the nonstick surface on my frying pans started to flake off, I knew it was...

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Coming to store shelves: Cameras that guess your age and gender
News 2 months ago
Coming to store shelves: Cameras that guess your age and gender

Marcy Seinberg shops at a Walmart Neighborhood Market, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Levittown, N. Y. Despite the signs and visible cameras many...

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New England Stop & Shop strike enters ninth day, as stores sit empty and unstocked
News 2 months ago
New England Stop & Shop strike enters ninth day, as stores sit empty and unstocked

Striking workers stand on a picket line outside the Stop & Shop supermarket in Revere, Massachusetts, on April 18, 2019. Paul Tritto has worked at...

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Nipsey Hussle's commitment was to his L.A. neighborhood, where he had big plans
News 3 months ago
Nipsey Hussle's commitment was to his L.A. neighborhood, where he had big plans

It was clear from the very beginning that rapper Nipsey Hussle was going to make it a priority to talk about investing in south Los Angeles. In...

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Citing climate change, U.S. judge blocks oil and gas drilling in Wyoming
News 3 months ago
Citing climate change, U.S. judge blocks oil and gas drilling in Wyoming

Trinidad Drilling rigs are seen off of Way Highway 59 outside of Douglas, Wyo on March 5, 2013. A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost...

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Vessel, the maze-like vertical structure, opens in NYC
News 4 months ago
Vessel, the maze-like vertical structure, opens in NYC

New York's newest neighborhood opens Friday. Hudson Yards, the new development complex on Manhattan's west side, is hoping to attract tourists and...

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The college admissions scandal is about the intergenerational transfer of greed
News 4 months ago
The college admissions scandal is about the intergenerational transfer of greed

Many of the parents I know have done a lot to help their children get the best education possible, from collecting other people's cans off the...

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What I learned from living without a full-time job or home for a year
News 4 months ago
What I learned from living without a full-time job or home for a year

On the brink of entering a brand new decade, I took inventory of my life. My twenties felt like the kind of mess you create in the depths of your...

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Doughnut shop sells out after a son's viral tweet
News 4 months ago
Doughnut shop sells out after a son's viral tweet

Billy By tweeted that his father was sad because no one was coming to his doughnut shop in Missouri City, Texas. Satharith By has been getting up...

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Growing list of retailers shuttering stores as sales slump
News 4 months ago
Growing list of retailers shuttering stores as sales slump

GAP, JCPenney and Victoria’s Secret announced the closure of some 300 stores altogether due to a dip in sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Retailers...

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In Virginia, Amazon faces some New York-style pushback
News 4 months ago
In Virginia, Amazon faces some New York-style pushback

Buoyed by the success of activists and policymakers in New York, a coalition of community and advocacy groups alongside a handful of local...

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Your fancy new brunch place is probably colonialist, and you're a colonizer
News 4 months ago
Your fancy new brunch place is probably colonialist, and you're a colonizer

They call it RiNo (short for "River North") but, for those of us who grew up in Denver, Colorado, it's still Five Points. Coined the "Harlem of the...

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Startup impounds discarded e-scooters
News 4 months ago
Startup impounds discarded e-scooters

Dan Borelli, left, and John Heinkel started ScootScoop to impound discarded e-scooters in San Diego's Pacific Beach community. SAN DIEGO - Morning...

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HUD toughens housing inspections after tenants complain of unsafe conditions
News 4 months ago
HUD toughens housing inspections after tenants complain of unsafe conditions

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson stands in an empty apartment in a HUD-funded complex in Aurora, Colorado, on July 30, 2018. The...

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HUD official tours public housing, gets stuck in elevator
News 4 months ago
HUD official tours public housing, gets stuck in elevator

Regional Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynne Patton, from left, and NYCHA Tenant Association President and resident host Carmen...

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Ben Carson's 'signature' HUD initiative has gone nowhere
News 4 months ago
Ben Carson's 'signature' HUD initiative has gone nowhere

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks in Washington in September. Last June, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson...

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Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity
News 4 months ago
Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

A display at a Prada store in Manhattan on Dec. 13, 2018. NEW YORK - Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for...

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Payless shoe stores plans to close 2,100 U.S. locations
News 5 months ago
Payless shoe stores plans to close 2,100 U.S. locations

NEW YORK- Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U. S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys...

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Amazon opts out of building New York City headquarters
News 5 months ago
Amazon opts out of building New York City headquarters

NYC mayor reacts to Amazon ending HQ deal: 'There was no dialogue' Amazon announced Thursday that it is backing out of plans to open a new...

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Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest, people rescued in Sierra Nevada
News 5 months ago
Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest, people rescued in Sierra Nevada

SEATTLE - Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an...

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Walmart's practice of locking up black beauty products at some stores raises complaints
News 5 months ago
Walmart's practice of locking up black beauty products at some stores raises complaints

A Walmart store on Long Island, New York became the latest location of the retail giant to be accused of racial discrimination for keeping African...

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'Drag Race' star Valentina is ready for her closeup in Fox's 'Rent'
News 5 months ago
'Drag Race' star Valentina is ready for her closeup in Fox's 'Rent'

'Drag Race' star Valentina is ready for her closeup in Fox's 'Rent'The non-binary drag performer will play Angel in Fox's live musical production...

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New York condo sold for record $238 million
News 5 months ago
New York condo sold for record $238 million

Watch Live: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at U. S. Conference of Mayors New York City condo sold for U. S. record $238 million"The...

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Uncertainty over U.S.-Vietnam agreement leads to deportation concerns
News 6 months ago
Uncertainty over U.S.-Vietnam agreement leads to deportation concerns

Over the past two years, dozens of Vietnamese nationals have been detained and community groups have learned of pre-1995 immigrants who had been...

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In a fundamentalist Mormon town, modernization highlights a stark divide
News 7 months ago
In a fundamentalist Mormon town, modernization highlights a stark divide

“A lot of things are changing and we just kind of hoped people would be open to the idea,” said the owner of the first bar in Colorado City, where...

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FDA preparing to limit sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores
News 8 months ago
FDA preparing to limit sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to strictly limit the sales of flavored e-cigarette products to try to keep them out of the hands of...

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