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A Nation Engaged

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

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Bill Clinton: 'It's Hard' To Think About Leaving Foundation

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A Nation Engaged: Sparking Conversations That Matter

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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Shots - Health News

Scientists Seek Genetic Clues To Asthma's Toll On Black Children

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Scientists Seek Genetic Clues To Asthma's Toll On Black Children

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Analysis

This Week In Politics

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This Week In Politics

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