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As Emojis Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

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Dontey Carter (from left), Mel Moffitt, Lenard Smith, Ned Alexander and Allen Frazier are all members of the Lost Voices group, formed after Michael Brown's death in August. They say they want to ensure justice for Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals killed by police officers. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

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Frankie Soto is in charge of the "underground" rock shows at an empty storefront in Stockton's Normandy Village Shopping Center. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

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