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Detroit Struggles to Clean Up Abandoned Homes

Many Detroit streets are lined with derelict, abandoned buildings -- vesitages of a once-thriving middle class that deserted the city for the suburbs over the past decades. The city has made some efforts to demolish decaying structures, and even build new housing, but progress is slow. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

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Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.