Pam Fessler Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty and philanthropy.

Veteran James Brown relaxes in his apartment, which he recently moved into after spending decades on the streets. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A Push To Help U.S. Veterans Fight Homelessness

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A government cybersecurity expert warns against new moves by state election officials to accept online overseas ballots, like those from deployed U.S. troops. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud

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One USDA official credits the use of plastic benefit cards with helping to reduce federal food stamp fraud. But lawmakers say that isn't enough. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud

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Shrinking Community Grants Put Cities In A Crunch

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Study: 1.8 Million Dead People Still Registered To Vote

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Aurora Jewell, Mandi Moshay and Kirsten Dees (left to right) hold up signs following a press conference by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) outside at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Seattle, on Feb. 3. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Komen Foundation Struggles To Lure Back Donors

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Controversial Voter ID Laws Proposed Across The U.S.

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In Former Steel Town, Residents Question GOP Candidates' 'Entitlement Society' Talk

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Charities Predict A Slight Increase In 2012 Donations

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In Iowa, The Final GOP Ground Game Takes Shape

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