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Fri September 30, 2011
Planet Money

How Much Your State's Population Grew (Or Shrank) In The Past Decade

Originally published on Fri September 30, 2011 8:15 am

Jess Jiang NPR

The U.S. population grew by nearly 10 percent between 2000 and 2010. But that varied widely from state to state. Here's a map, based on numbers from the Census Bureau.

As the map shows, the country continued its long shift to the South and West.

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Fri September 30, 2011
Life In Retirement: The Not-So-Golden Years

Facebook Fans Share Their Plans For Retirement

NPR's Facebook fans weigh in on how (and whether) they plan to retire.

How are you preparing for retirement? If you're already retired, what kind of changes have you had to make? Do you think you'll ever be able to afford to retire?

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Fri September 30, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Experimental Drug Reverses Effects Of Toxic Wild Mushrooms

Poisonous mushrooms in the Amanita genus have been sprouting up all over the East Coast thanks to the recent wet weather.

Maybe it's something about this funky, rainy weather that has people chowing down on strange mushrooms. Regardless, for unlucky foragers who have consumed a poisonous mushroom, a drug still in clinical trials may avert potentially deadly consequences.

Doctors at Georgetown University Hospital have treated four people in the last month with the experimental drug silibinin after they ate toxic mushrooms picked in Virginia and Maryland. The first two men to check in for poisoning have recovered.

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Fri September 30, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Red Sox And Manager Francona Are Parting Ways

"The Boston Red Sox and manager Terry Francona "have decided to part ways after eight seasons and two World Series titles," Sports Illustrated is reporting.

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Fri September 30, 2011
Middle East

American Cleric Killed By U.S. Airstrike In Yemen

David Greene talks to NPR's Dina Temple-Raston about reports of the death of Anwar al-Awaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaida's arm in Yemen.