Shorter Lines? For Elections Commission, It's Common Sense

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President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, greet Tom Fletcher's family in Inez, Ky., in 1964. Fletcher was an unemployed saw mill worker with eight children. Bettman/Corbis hide caption

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In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

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Colby Kirk of Inez, Ky., is a junior at the University of Kentucky, studying to be a financial analyst. He says there aren't many opportunities for college grads in his hometown. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Coal-Mining Area Grapples With How To Keep 'Bright Young Minds'

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President Lyndon Johnson, on the porch of Tom Fletcher's cabin, listens to Fletcher describe some of the problems in Martin County, Ky., in 1964. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

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Loophole Or Workaround? (Food Stamp Edition)

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I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next

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"Every day I go out and push my son around and fill out applications," Tonilyn Rowe said. "But obviously it's not a good look to walk into a job with a stroller." Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Is Welfare 'A Rational Alternative To Work'?

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The Other Side Of The Economic Divide

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The Poverty Rate Ignores Programs That Fight Poverty

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Marion Matthew is a home health aide supporting herself and her 17-year-old son. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A College Kid, A Single Mom, And The Problem With The Poverty Line

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Food bank client Jamie Senik takes a break near her garden plot sponsored by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. She grows food for herself and her diabetic mother. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

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Howard Buffet on his 1,400-acre research farm in Wilcox, Ariz. Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren, is working to find permanent solutions to the world's hunger problems. Nick Oza for NPR hide caption

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Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science

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Voting Rights Ruling By Supreme Court Draws Mixed Reactions

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