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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 00:16

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 00:14

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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Mo. Judge Appointed To Overhaul Ferguson's Municipal Courts

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 23:42

A Missouri appeals court judge has been appointed to make "needed reforms." The city's court system was criticized in a Justice Department report spurred by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 20:03

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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