(Left) A firefighter's boot used to collect money from motorists for the "Fill the Boot" campaign for muscular dystrophy which started in 1954. (Center) A Habitat for Humanity belt was used by a volunteer in rebuilding homes in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. (Right) Bucket used by Jeanette Senerchia in 2014 launching the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Courtesy of National Museum of American History hide caption

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A Giving History: Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases Americans' Charitable Acts

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Republicans Renew Push For More Voting Restrictions

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A sign sits on a sidewalk outside the Interfaith Food Pantry at Emmanuel Baptist Church in February in Albany, N.Y. Congress may be under more pressure than usual to cut safety net spending — health care, housing assistance, welfare and food aid — to help pay for Trump's tax cut plans. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Anti-Poverty Advocates Brace For How Trump Will Fill In Policy Blanks

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Despite Concerns, Voting Goes Smoothly Across The Country

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What To Make Of The Claims Of Vote-Rigging And Voter Intimidation

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Democratic Party Sues GOP Over Alleged Voter Intimidation

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Campaign signs are placed outside a polling precinct open for early voting in Akron, Ohio. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Plans To Watch Polls For Fraud Raise Fears Of Intimidation

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Ian Watlington, with the National Disability Rights Network, pauses at the doorway of a Washington, D.C., recreation center used as a polling place. He says the door, which has a stationary bar down the middle, would be too narrow for him to enter if he was in his motorized wheelchair. He can barely get through in his manual chair. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

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A voter casts a ballot at an absentee voting station in Fairfax, Va. Many polling places are preparing for the possibility of violence on Election Day. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll Workers Are Hoping For Calm But Preparing For The Worst

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Voting: 5 Things To Do Before Heading To The Polls

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Election Experts Share Tips On How To Avoid Voting Issues At The Polls

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How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

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