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

President Trump called for a major investigation into voter fraud on Wednesday. This comes after widespread criticism of his unverified claim that up to 5 million people voted illegally. Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Criticism Of Claims, Trump Seeks Investigation Into Voter Fraud

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Inauguration Day 2017: The View From The White House, Mall

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Women's Marches Across The Country Highlight Numerous Issues

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Adam Eidinger (at right, in hat), a leader of DC Cannabis Coalition, and other volunteers roll marijuana joints they plan to hand out for free on Inauguration Day. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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From Glitter To Free Joints, Trump Protesters Plan To Get Their Message Out

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Senate Banking Committee Grills HUD Nominee Ben Carson In Hearing

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs, but worries whether he'll roll back a new fair housing rule. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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HUD's Castro Worries That Housing Rule Could Be Rolled Back

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Charitable Giving Sees Big Bump In 2016

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Vigil attendees march down 14th Street NW in Washington, D.C., carrying a casket memorializing the homeless who died this year Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Vigils Honor The Homeless Who Died As They Lived: On The Streets

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No Permits Yet Granted To Expected Inauguration Protesters

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(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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People in Denver line the sidewalks near the Denver Rescue Mission in October. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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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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