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Census-Rural Decline

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2004 file photo, Tom Moore rides through downtown Fernley, Nev., with his daughters, Bridget and Meara. In a reversal of fortunes due to the recent recession, rural America is now losing population, in towns like Fernley, for the first time, because of waning interest among millions of baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)

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