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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge
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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?
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In Case You Didn't Know, Feds Say Raising A Child Is Expensive
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Volunteers at the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore sort and box food donations on a conveyor belt. The bank started working with groups like the USO in 2013 to provide food aid to families affiliated with nearby military bases. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries
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Trauma Plagues Many Immigrant Kids In U.S. Illegally
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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, speaking before the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke last month, has unveiled a new plan aimed at tackling poverty in America. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs
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Logan Kovach, 6, Matthew Kovach, 2, and Allyson Kovach, 5, eat a lunch distributed by the YMCA in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery
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Susan St. Amour panhandles on a median in Portland, Maine. The city tried to ban loitering on medians last year, but a judge found the law unconstitutional. Caroline Losneck for NPR hide caption

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With A Series Of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into A Crime
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Sherman Justice says he struggled when he got out of prison after serving time for robbery and drug trafficking. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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How Banning One Question Could Help Ex-Offenders Land A Job
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Charitable Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels, Annual Report Shows
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Mallyveen Teah relaxes in his Arlington, Va., apartment after work. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A Campaign To House The Homeless Reaches A Milestone
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A woman and her daughter shop at a Greenmarket in New York City using Electronic Benefits Transfer, or food stamps. Government data show that fewer people were receiving the benefits in February 2014 than at the peak in December 2012. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps
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Toni Smart points to the oven that she uses to heat her one-bedroom apartment, which has no heat. Smart says she and her kids stayed in homeless shelters a few years ago. She says she'd rather be without heat than in the shelter. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families
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Poverty, A Frustrating Mix Of Bad Choices And Bad Luck
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