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Face of US changing; elections to look different
By NANCY BENAC and CONNIE CASS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The face of America is changing, and that means its elections will look different, too.
Tuesday's election drove home demographic trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth rates and immigration statistics for years.
America is getting more diverse.
Nonwhites made up 28 percent of the electorate this year, compared with 20 percent in 2000. Much of that growth comes from Hispanics.
The trend helped Barack Obama for two elections in a row now.
Obama won 80 percent of the growing ranks of nonwhite voters this year. Mitt Romney lost even though he dominated among white men, who make up an ever-shrinking slice of America.
Another trend: more single women, because of divorce and later marriage. Single women are more likely to say they are Democrats.
Posted: Sunday, November 11 2012, 03:38 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Agency opens mental health center in Moore
May 22, 2013 07:35 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has opened a center in Moore to assist in the tornado recovery.
The agency said Tuesday that it is treating people on a walk-in basis and offering training for licensed mental health professionals who want to help.
The training, which is also for certified case managers and recovery support specialists, includes a refresher on psychological first aid, special response protocols, and an overview of the planned mental health response.
Officials say that mental health providers have to undergo the training to get into the disaster zone.
The mental health center is operating at the Cleveland County Health Department office in Moore.
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