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President Clinton prepares to sign legislation overhauling America's welfare system at the White House Rose Garden on Aug. 22, 1996. Today, the ranks of the nation's poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million — nearly 1 in 6 Americans — as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work. J. Scott Applewhite /AP hide caption

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First Cool Hive Moby 1:01

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    Moby
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    First Cool Hive
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    Everything Is Wrong
    Label
    Mute

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Misread Kings of Convenience 0:15

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    Kings of Convenience
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    Misread
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    Misread [UK]
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    EMI/Source UK

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Rodeo, selections from the ballet (including "Four Dance Episodes") [4. Hoedown] London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland (conductor) 0:09

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    London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland (conductor)
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    Rodeo, selections from the ballet (including "Four Dance Episodes") [4. Hoedown]
    Album
    Copland: Orchestral & Ballet Works, 1936-1948
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    Sony Music

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Are You Awake? Kevin Shields 0:08

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    Kevin Shields
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    Are You Awake?
    Album
    Lost In Translation
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    Emperor Norton

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Party With Children Ratatat 0:31

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    Ratatat
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    Party With Children
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    LP4
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    XL

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