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On Wednesday’s NewsHour…

HUD SECRETARY ON FORECLOSURE MESS | A federal task force met to try to sort out foreclosure concerns, much of it caused by paperwork problems with some major banks. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan gives more details on the meeting and the Obama administration’s plans to alleviate and prevent the problems.

SELLING FORECLOSURES BACK TO OWNERS| As part of his ongoing series on the mortgage crisis, Paul Solman reports on a financial firm that buys foreclosed homes and sells them back to their former owners.

BRITAIN’S DEEP BUDGET CUTS | Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports on Britain’s decision to dramatically cut the budget to tackle the country’s mounting deficit. Jeffrey Brown also talks to Ned Temko of The Observer and The Economist’s Zanny Minton.

PARTIES VIE FOR CLOUT IN REDISTRICTING | With new census numbers being crunched, state legislatures are poised to redraw America’s political maps. Kwame Holman reports on the battle between political parties to win control of statehouses across the country.

TALKS BETWEEN AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, TALIBAN | There are reports of peace talks between the Afghan government and members of the Taliban. Margaret Warner talks to Dexter Filkins of The New York Times about the negotiations, and what NATO is doing to make them possible.

Wednesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan has the day’s other top news stories and look at Web features. On the Rundown, discern fact from fiction in midterm campaign ads. Also, watch more of Paul Solman’s interview with the CEO of a non-profit group that helps homeowners in trouble.

Plus on Art Beat, Jeffrey Brown talks to South African artist William Kentridge, who is the focus of a new documentary by the PBS series Art 21.

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