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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Mar 19, 2013 — The housing sector, which saw its bubble burst in 2007 and 2008, is now one of the economy's bright spots.
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Feb 25, 2013 — Many African-Americans complained about the bureau's use of the word during the 2010 Census, calling it offensive and outdated. On Monday, officials said they would stop using it.
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Dec 12, 2012 — The nation's population is now projected to become "majority-minority" in 2043, the Census Bureau says. Meanwhile, the average age will continue to rise as Americans live longer, birth rates continue to decline and immigration slows.
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Sep 20, 2012 — The Census also reports that because of the Affordable Care Act more young Americans were insured.
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Jun 4, 2012 — Orders dropped for the second straight month. The report adds to the evidence of a weaker economy.
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May 17, 2012 — Last year, for the first time in U.S. history, slightly more than half of the babies born were Hispanic, black, Asian or from another minority.
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Apr 3, 2012 — After being paralyzed on Monday by overwhelming demand, the new online archives from the last census before World War II are now searchable. This blogger found his parents' records.
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Nov 17, 2011 — From 720,000 in the year 1980 to more than 1.9 million in 2010, the number of Americans who are 90 years of age or older has nearly tripled, the Census Bureau reports today in its first comprehensive look at the over-90 population.
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Nov 7, 2011 — In the U.S., the older population's net worth has gone up sharply in the past quarter century, while younger adults' wealth has declined. That news will add to the sense among many that times are tough for the nation's younger adults.
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Sep 13, 2011 — "There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009," the Census Bureau says. It's the "largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published."
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