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

FBI Warns State Election Offices To Be Wary Of Hackers

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North Carolina State University students wait in line to vote in the primaries in Raleigh. North Carolina is one of several states with voting laws in front of the courts. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights For 13,000 Felons

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Amber Lakin (front) and colleague Julia Porras work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction in Portland, Ore. Lakin went through the welfare system and now works with Central City Coffee, an offshoot of the main organization, which uses coffee roasting/packaging as a job training space. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

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Welfare 'As We Know It' Ended In 1996. Did It Help Or Hurt?

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Trump Calls On Supporters To Monitor Polling Places On Election Day

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A poll worker prepares a voting machine before the South Carolina primary. The recent hacking of the Democratic Party databases has raised questions about potential issues with voting systems. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Hacking An Election: Why It's Not As Far-Fetched As You Might Think

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Federal Appeals Court Throws Out North Carolina's Voter ID Law

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

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Appeals Court Demands Changes To Texas Voter ID Law

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe leaves an event at the Alexandria Probation and Parole Office on May 24, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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In Virginia, A Battle To Give Former Felons The Right To Vote

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Lakisha Briggs, at her house in Norristown, Pa. Briggs, who was being abused by her boyfriend, lodged a legal challenge against her eviction for having the police called too many times to her former residence. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

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Appeals Court Considers North Carolina Voting Law

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