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WASHINGTON—For 40 years, the federal government has sought to end youth homelessness beginning with the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act in 1974. “Before [the Act]...


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  • FILE -In this Oct. 1, 2005 file photo, patrons wait for the doors to open at the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction, Calif., to see a performance. The town once thrived while a local borax mine and railroad were still in operation. By the late 1920s, the town was little more than a tourist stop on the way to the park. Today most of the buildings are gone but the town remains a draw thanks to a hotel and the restored opera house.  (AP Photo/The Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris, File)  LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • This Nov. 3, 2008, photo shows aboveground casks designed to store radioactive waste from a nuclear reactor at Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach, Calif. A senior federal nuclear expert who was stationed at the plant is urging regulators to shut down the facility until they can determine whether it can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several earthquake faults that have been discovered near the complex in recent years. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

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  • The Arab Bank's main offices in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on August 16. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Indian people living in the US gather in support outside the White House, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2014. Modi launched his Washington visit late on Monday at a private dinner hosted by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the ornate Blue Room of the White House. He came to Washington after wowing members of the Indian diaspora in New York and making his debut at the United Nations General Assembly, following his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) landslide election win in May. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • For Cassandra Rose and Conrad Goetzinger, shown on the porch of their home in Omaha, Neb., wage garnishments are the single largest expense in their budget. (Eric Francis/AP for ProPublica)

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  • The gateway to the Knabb Complex of ball fields in Macclenny, Fla., Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

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  • Historians and members of the Midwest History Working Group — (L-R) John Miller, Mike Allen, Jon Lauck, Kurt Leichtle and Catherine Cocks — attend a meeting in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 7, 2014. One of the ideas they came up with was to publish an online journal on a shoestring budget. But the University of Nebraska Press expressed interest in publishing a printed journal, and the group jumped at the chance. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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  • This Sept. 16, 2014, photo shows Carl and Shannon Monday, who operate Dark Water Distillery, posing for a photo in Camden, S.C. Monday's ancestors have made moonshine since first coming to America from Ireland. He continues the family tradition, down to the recipe and process now that making moonshine is legal in South Carolina. (AP Photo/The State, Tracy Glantz)

    Legal Moonshine Spreading Across South Carolina

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  • Lawn Paint Pros paints the lawn of a Camarillo, Calif. resident on Sept. 12. Lawn painting has taken off as a way to save on water while still having a lush-looking, green lawn. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

    California Residents Seek Drought-Friendly Lawns

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, a worker uses an all-terrain vehicle with a plow to clear the sidewalks outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Many government offices and schools closed before the first flake of snow, but there were signs Tuesday that significant winter weather was moving into the mid-Atlantic region as heavy snow began falling. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (R) and his Democratic Senate opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 13, 2014. Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women’s issues in Colorado. (AP Photo/The Lexington Herald-Leader, Pablo Alcala)

    GOP Hopes Obama Is Key to Senate Control

    WASHINGTON—Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New... Read more

  • Coral Gables City Hall, Miami, Florida, USA. Coral Gables City Hall is the Spanish Renaissance style favored by George Merrick. (Shutterstock*)

    Races for Governor Carry 2016 Implications

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  • First lady Michele Obama campaigns for Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley during a rally at the University of Iowa, Oct. 21, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Democratic Chair: Election is ‘neck And Neck’

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  • FILE - This Oct. 14, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama leaving the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to board the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn. Sunday, Oct. 19, Obama is stepping onto the campaign trail. He plans to attend a Sunday afternoon rally for Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Brown is Maryland’s lieutenant governor and the Democratic candidate for governor. It’s Obama’s first major campaign appearance for the 2014 midterm elections.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Obama Moves Into Campaign Mode; Stops in Md., Ill.

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  • Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W. Va.) speaks during a school dedication event at Oakvale Elementary School in Princeton, W.Va., on April 21, 2014. Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: Seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012. For Democrats, the Romney districts represent a crucial line of defense against further erosion of their minority status. These lawmakers, ranging from three freshmen to 19-term veteran Rahall, are fighting back with the advantages of incumbency, attempts to change the subject away from Obama and sometimes a financial edge. (AP Photo/Michael Shroyer)

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  • US President Bill Clinton addresses the nation from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Dec. 11, 1998, to apologize for misleading the country about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (William Philpott/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leads the questioning of then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson as the committee examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Mid. is at left. Capitol Hill lawmakers investigating the Secret Service say they want to look into moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and back into the Treasury Department. Secret Service was part of the Treasury up until the Homeland Security Department was created after the 9/11 terror attacks.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    GOP Lawmaker Raises Questions About Alleged White House Prostitution Scandal

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  • President Barack Obama participates in a conference call with state and local officials to discuss the Administration's domestic preparedness response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, on Oct. 6, 2014. (Dennis Brack/Getty Images)

    Obama Allies Getting Harder to Find These Days

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  • Radio talk show host Michael Savage, who has a new book out, at his home in Tiburon on Monday, December 3rd, 2007. (AP Photo/John Storey)

    Michael Savage New Book Warns of a Second Civil War Stemming From ‘Devious Attempts’ to Divide United States

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  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Scott Brown, left, and incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, right, in Concord, N.H. They will face each other in the Nov. 4 general election. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

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  • Members of the Secret Service escort President Barack Obama as he walks to Air Force One at Gary Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., on Oct. 2, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks on behalf of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke at a campaign rally in Milwaukee on Sept. 29, 2014. Michelle Obama is hitting the campaign trail a month before critical midterm elections to try to help Democratic candidates. The first lady starts campaigning in earnest on Friday by appearing with the gubernatorial candidates in Massachusetts and Maine. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

    Michelle Obama Boosts Dem Candidates, Hits Campaign Trail

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  • US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland, on Oct. 1, 2014. Obama is heading to Chicago where he will attend a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Il, and deliver remarks on the economy at Northwestern University. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Steps Away From Global Crises, Secret Service Scandal to Talk Jobs

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  • Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets the lunch crowd at the Varsity, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Romney attended a private fundraiser for Republican candidate for Senate David Perdue earlier. Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states in five days this week to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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  • US Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, where Holder denied that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close, on June 6, 2013. Holder, who announced Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, that he would step down once a successor is confirmed, took office determined to turn the page from Bush administration policies that authorized harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Holder: Mixed Record on National Security Issues

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  • US Attorney General Eric Holder waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference on Sept. 26, 2014, in Washington, DC. It was announced recently that Holder will be stepping down from his position, which he has held since the start of the Obama administration in 2009. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

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  • President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. At the hearing, Kerry sought to push back on an argument by some in Congress that Syria's rebels lack moderates, or at least any with the capacity to make a difference in the war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), is welcomed by US lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust US military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    WASHINGTON—In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday,... Read more


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