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First-Time Buyers Face Housing Crunch In Big Cities

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Despite low interest rates, it's a difficult time for people who want to buy a house for the first time. Skylar Olsen of Zillow explains why so few houses are available and why prices are so high.

Blaze Area Of Wildfires In Canada 'Could Double,' As Energy Company Evacuates

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 3:14pm

A massive oil sands wildfire in Alberta now extends more than 600 square miles, and officials are concerned that it could double in size on Saturday because of windy, dry weather conditions.

Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 2:22pm

As investigations continue into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago, the Kremlin has dismissed a new report that directly implicates the Russian military.

In Commencement Speech, Obama Advises Howard University Grads On Creating Change

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 1:57pm

In his impassioned call for civic engagement, Obama says that race relations have improved but there's more to be done. He advises the historically black university's graduates on shaping the future.

Major League Baseball Cancels Series In Puerto Rico Due To Zika Concerns

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:09am

The Pirates-Marlins series was meant to honor Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente, who hails from the island. But players say they were worried about contracting Zika.

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