Foreclosures hit new highs in April and more are expected in months ahead.
In South Florida, new home construction has virtually stopped and builders and workers are struggling to survive.
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With custom-made tools and a rescue plan, the seven-member crew of the Atlantis aim to upgrade the iconic telescope.
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