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Congress Rethinks Giving Tiger Woods a Medal

For some reason, Rep. Joe Baca drops efforts

(Newser) - Sorry, Tiger, it looks like you won’t be getting that Congressional Gold Medal after all. California Rep. Joe Baca, who’d been pushing for legislation to honor Woods with the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress, says that “in light of recent events,” he’ll be dropping... More »

Targeted in Bubble, Latinos Now Face Foreclosure Flood

Push to get subprime, other risky mortgages to Hispanic community backfires

(Newser) - The US housing crisis has hit particularly hard in the Latino community, the Wall Street Journal reports, which was targeted by both lawmakers and lenders—often with subprime and other risky mortgages—during the bubble. Hispanic homeownership swelled 47% between 2000-2007, and the foreclosure crisis has hit hard for many... More »

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