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  • Lenders: Bankruptcy Bill Will Hurt Homeowners
    Senate Democrats are seeking to change bankruptcy laws with a bill that would allow judges to change the terms of mortgage loans during bankruptcy proceedings. Lenders say it would ultimately hurt homeowners by raising loan costs for all.
  • Levitt Bankruptcy Leaves Homeowners in the Cold
    Last fall, the storied developer Levitt and Sons halted construction on dozens of projects from South Carolina to Florida. Now many customers are stuck with devalued homes in half-built neighborhoods.
  • Norquist: McCain Fiscal Policies Positive for GOP
    As a conservative interested in cutting taxes and limiting government spending, Grover Norquist is largely pleased with Sen. John McCain as the probable Republican presidential nominee. He says McCain's fiscal priorities are in line with classic Reagan principles that the party has stood for.
  • Bush Calls Africa Trip 'Exhilarating'
    President Bush says his recent trip to Africa was the "most exciting" trip he's been on as president. Renee Montagne reports on the other places he's visited.
  • Global Health Bill Highlights Ideological Divide
    A global health aid package worth tens of billions of dollars is being debated in the House of Representatives this week. Among the items under consideration is whether to integrate money for family planning into AIDS prevention efforts.
  • New Orleans' Former Top Cop Now Patrols Schools
    Eddie Compass brings order to New Orleans schools as the executive director of security. He was pushed into resigning as the city's police chief after Hurricane Katrina, but people still recognize him as "the chief."
  • Health Officials Weigh Yearly Flu Shot for Kids
    Public health officials are debating whether to recommend that schoolchildren get a flu shot each year. Proponents say it would protect kids and reduce the spread of flu through communities.
  • Oil Prices Hover Over $100 a Barrel
    The price of a barrel of oil hit $100.88 on the New York Mercantile at the end of trading Tuesday. Prices rose even higher in overseas trading. Analysts point to rising global demand and concerns over supply.
  • Starbucks Baristas Relearn Art of Coffee-Making
    Starbucks closed all its U.S. stores for three and a half hours Tuesday to give employees a refresher course in the art of making coffee.
  • Vermont Calls Residents to Come Home
    Vermont is out to lure some of its native sons and daughters home. It has launched a program called "Pursue Vermont," which it hopes to stem the tide of almost 1,000 college-age youth who leave the state each year. Curt Nickisch reports from member station WBUR.

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