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The Betancourts bought their home in 1986. They were on the verge of paying off their mortgage in 2005 when a series of health emergencies shattered their hopes of owning their home outright. Mallory Yu/NPR hide caption

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The New Middle

For The Black Middle Class, Housing Crisis And History Collude To Dash Dreams

Evelyn and Grattan Betancourt live in a wealthy, majority-black county in the U.S. They did everything they were supposed to: steady jobs, bought a house within their means. Things still went wrong.

I Love You More Than Tacos Carne Cruda
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Kiss Prince & the Revolution
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NASA Probe Takes First-Ever Close-Up Images Of Jupiter's North Pole

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RocĂ­o Y Corrales (Por Sevillanas) Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus

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U.S. Gasoline Use Hits A Record, But That May Not Last

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For The Black Middle Class, Housing Crisis And History Collude To Dash Dreams

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Worried Shoes Karen O & the Kids
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Restless Fugitive Willy Mason
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Sweet Hour of Prayer Cyrus Chestnut
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Jacquelyn Clark, co-owner of Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Lakewood, Colo., holds a list of gun safety rules. One recommendation: Consider "off-site storage if a family member may be suicidal." John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Colorado Gun Shops Work Together To Prevent Suicides

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