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4:05am

Thu June 14, 2012
Sports

A Minor Leaguer's Life: Bats, Games And A Nickname

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 10:51 am

Tyler Saladino, 22, makes a throw from second base during warm-ups with the AA Birmingham Barons.
Russell Lewis NPR

Tyler Saladino plays baseball in the minor leagues in Birmingham, Ala. A prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, he was sent to the AA Birmingham Barons after spending part of spring training with the major league club.

And when he arrived in Alabama, Saladino's first task was to find a place to live, as he tells Morning Edition's David Greene. He settled on sharing an apartment.

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3:30am

Thu June 14, 2012
Crisis In The Housing Market

Will Credit Be The Spoiler In Housing Recovery?

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 10:04 am

The housing market is finally showing signs of a comeback, according to an annual study from Harvard. But, though mortgage interest rates are at record lows, banks are often too cautious to lend.
Seth Perlman AP

Amid all the economic uncertainty over the credit crisis in Europe and slow job growth in the U.S., one sector may be looking up. The U.S. housing market is finally showing more signs of recovery, according to a report being released Thursday by Harvard University.

Harvard comes out with this study once a year, and this time around, it's painting a much brighter picture.

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1:48am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Record

My American Dream Sounds Like Prince

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:00 pm

Prince performing at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in 1985.
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

I was born in 1970, sprung from one of the most aspirational generations America has ever produced: The Hip-Hop Nation. With decades of rap music anthems dedicated to our fantastical transition from poverty to prosperity, we rarely celebrate our wealth without looking back on our meager beginnings. The American Dream, for us, always represents the possibility of success and affluence on our own terms — with a watchful eye toward our hardscrabble origins.

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5:40am

Wed June 13, 2012
Strange News

Bacon Tops New Burger King Dessert

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:00 am

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5:35am

Wed June 13, 2012
Strange News

Director Boyle Unveils Pastoral Olympics Opener

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:00 am

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