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Published July 30, 2012, 02:38 PM

Foster care population drops for 6th straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. children in foster care has dropped for the sixth straight year, falling to about 400,000 compared to more than 520,000 a decade ago, according to new federal figures demonstrating the staying power of reforms even amid economic turbulence.

By: DAVID CRARY,Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY,Associated Press, Associated Press

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