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Jason Collins, left, #34 of the Atlanta Hawks, warms up before the game against the Golden State Warriors.

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Jason Collins, left, #34 of the Atlanta Hawks, warms up before the game against the Golden State Warriors.

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama: Fundraisers for Party’s LGBT Gala

Perhaps notably, it was the Obama White House — and then President Barack Obama personally — who spoke of their pride in Jason Collins, the NBA center who announced that he is gay. And perhaps predictably, now it is Collins...

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A housing  development on May 3, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

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A housing development on May 3, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Americans See Homes as Way to Save Not Spend

Cash-in has replaced cash-out as the strategy of choice for homeowners refinancing their mortgages. Rather than using their properties as ATM machines to boost spending, homeowners increasingly are paying down the principal and shortening the maturities of their mortgages in...

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Morning Joe's host Joe Scarborough, center, shares a laugh with show guests in Boca Raton.

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Morning Joe's host Joe Scarborough, center, shares a laugh with show guests in Boca Raton.

Joe Scarborough: ‘Loser’

Joe Scarborough is a lot of things. He is a former Republican congressman from Florida’s far-West, far-right Panhandle. He is a successful co-host of the most popular morning program on cable news, “Morning Joe.” He’s a doting father and passable...

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People looking for work stand in line during a job fair at the Miami Dolphins Sun Life stadium on May 2, 2013 in Florida.

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People looking for work stand in line during a job fair at the Miami Dolphins Sun Life stadium on May 2, 2013 in Florida.

Fed Holding Benchmark Rate Near Zero Until 2016: Analysts

The Federal Reserve will hold its benchmark interest rate near zero, where it has been since December 2008, until early 2016 even as the jobless rate falls. That’s the conclusion of economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York....

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Republican candidate for the open Congressional seat of South Carolina, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, greets House of Representatives Democratic candidate for the state of South Carolina Elizabeth Colbert Busch before their debate at the Citadel on April 29, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Republican candidate for the open Congressional seat of South Carolina, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, greets House of Representatives Democratic candidate for the state of South Carolina Elizabeth Colbert Busch before their debate at the Citadel on April 29, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sanford-Busch Tie in Election-Eve Poll

On the eve of a widely watched special congressional election in South Carolina, the Republican former governor who famously went missing with a mistress some time ago has drawn even in a survey of voters weighing Mark Sanford versus Democrat...

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

Al Gore is Romney-Rich

Ken Wells and Ari Levy report for Bloomberg News today: In 1999, Al Gore, then U.S. vice president and a Democratic candidate for president, sold $6,000 worth of cows. The former senator, who spent most of his working life in Congress, had...

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Jim DeMint’s Sugar-Free Taste of Immigration Bill: ‘Like Obamacare’

Jim DeMint this week will put a price tag on the Senate’s immigration bill. Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla reported he would last week. .@jimdemint: Proposed #immigration reform bill would cost U.S. trillions of dollars in the long term. #ThisWeek — This...

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