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Much like your mortgage, the cat is a loan. Cats are delivered to the new residence for a two-hour visit. In Russia, it's considered good luck for a cat to cross the threshold of a new home.
David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention.
The past few days have seen the opening of a new front in the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. According to U.S. officials, Russia is behind it.
College football's top division has a new playoff system this season. We'll talk about how it works, and how the field of potential contenders looks.
Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.
A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.