Author Michael Ruhlman says U.S. grocery stores represent extraordinary luxury that most Americans don't even think about. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

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Can't Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

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Farryn Giles and her son Isaiah, 6, walk in their east Dallas neighborhood. While she received a Section 8 voucher to help them move to a neighborhood with more opportunities, finding an apartment that would take the voucher was challenging. Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR hide caption

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Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

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Don't buy a car on the same day you test drive. The smell of a new car can have an intoxicating effect. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Buying A Car? What To Look For When You Take A Test Drive

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The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the low-income housing tax credit program. It's named for the patron saint for the homeless and is now home to 90 low-income residents, about half of whom were once homeless. Screenshot courtesy of Frontline (PBS) hide caption

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Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

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President Trump speaks in the White House Rose Garden following the House passage of the Republican health care bill on Thursday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump 'Confident' About GOP Health Care Bill's Prospects In The Senate

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Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

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Delta recently authorized supervisors to offer up to $9,950 in compensation to passengers bumped from flights. A Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

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After David Wiley was laid off from the grueling day to day of the coal mining industry, he found a new livelihood working for STAT EMS in Pineville, W.V. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR hide caption

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From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

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A statue of former Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin stands guard outside the Treasury Building in Washington. Trump's campaign plans for a total overhaul of the U.S. tax code — while maintaining the revenues flowing into the federal government — may have missed their chance in Congress. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Some Tax-Cut Backers Urge Trump To Drop Full Overhaul, Go For Quick Win

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A new project by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes government data on spending and revenue and turns it into interactive graphics, like this breakdown of spending by local, state and federal governments in 2014. USAFacts.org/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Carla and Jeremy Lang push their twin 18-month-old sons in a stroller while looking at ovens and stoves at a Sears northwest of Chicago. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

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We Asked People What They Know About Taxes. See If You Know The Answers

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There are signs that fewer immigrants in the U.S. illegally are filing taxes than in previous years. Ronnie Kaufman/Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Filings Seen Dipping Amid Trump Crackdown On Illegal Immigration

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