Sequester Puts Some Needing Housing Aid 'Back To Square One'
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Donations Pour In To Help Marathon Bombing Victims
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Wanda Rayborn, 63, was homeless for nine years and was living under a tree in downtown San Diego two years ago. She now lives in a newly renovated efficiency apartment — part of an initiative to help get homeless people off the streets. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Changes Help San Diego Homeless, But Long Road Remains Ahead
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Voters line up into the night outside a Miami polling station, some waiting for hours to vote in the 2012 presidential election. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Free Tax Help Protects Low-Income Filers From Pricey Loans
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Tony Lithgow, 49, and Andrea Mayer, 51, live together on the streets of Baltimore. Researchers say the aging homeless population is due to younger baby boomers who came of age during the 1970s and '80s, when there were back-to-back recessions. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Health Problems Compound For Aging Homeless
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Linwood Hearne, 64, and his wife, Evelyn, 47, stand near Interstate 83 in Baltimore where they slept on and off for the past four years. Increasingly, the nation's homeless population is getting older, sicker and fraught with complex medical conditions. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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'We Shouldn't Have To Live Like This'
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A nutrition specialist prepares a Meals on Wheels delivery in upstate New York. The national organization says the sequester could mean significant cuts in the number of meals they serve to homebound seniors. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates Warn Sequester Could Mean Big Cuts For The Low-Income
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Lines of voters wait to cast their ballots as the polls open in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Nov. 6. Edward Linsmier/Getty Images hide caption

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President's New Voting Commission Greeted With Skepticism
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People wait to vote on Election Day in November at the Surfside Town Hall in Miami. David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/AP hide caption

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Fixing Long Lines At The Polls May Be Harder Than You Think
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Nearly 44 percent of Americans don't have enough savings or other liquid assets to stay out of poverty for more than three months if they lose their income, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Atanas Bezov/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Study: Nearly Half In U.S. Lack Financial Safety Net
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Chelsea Clinton makes cards with 8-year-old Addison Rose on the National Mall on Saturday as part of the National Day of Service events. Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is the honorary chair of the National Day of Service. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Turning The 'Day Of Service' Into A Longer Commitment
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Thousands of food and clothing items are organized by Occupy Sandy volunteers in a school gymnasium in Rockaway Park, Queens, after Superstorm Sandy in November. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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The 'Second Disaster': Making Well-Intentioned Donations Useful
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Volunteers sort through piles of donated clothes for Superstorm Sandy victims at an impromptu Staten Island aid station in November. Relief groups are still trying to figure out what to do with donated clothes people sent to New York and New Jersey in Sandy's aftermath. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Thanks, But No Thanks: When Post-Disaster Donations Overwhelm
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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East
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