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This map, a screenshot from The Opportunity Atlas, shows household income in 2014-2015 for people born between 1978 and 1983 to low-income parents. In areas that are more red, people who grew up in low-income households tended to stay low-income. In areas that are more blue, people who grew up in low-income households tended to make more money. The Opportunity Atlas/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

A new data tool finds a strong correlation between where people grew up and their chances of climbing the economic ladder. Charlotte, N.C., hopes to use it to improve residents' economic mobility.

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Alex Schwartzman, a law student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is one of only 8 to 39 percent of college students who get the flu shot in a given year. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Think You Don't Need A Flu Shot? Here Are 5 Reasons To Change Your Mind

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Netanyahu's Not-Quite-2-State Solution

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'We Had To Do It Ourselves': Joan Jett Looks Back On Being A Conduit For Women In Rock

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The Seams NOMO

This map, a screenshot from The Opportunity Atlas, shows household income in 2014-2015 for people born between 1978 and 1983 to low-income parents. In areas that are more red, people who grew up in low-income households tended to stay low-income. In areas that are more blue, people who grew up in low-income households tended to make more money. The Opportunity Atlas/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

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