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Susan Pham holds her son, Nathan. Pham meets with other mothers twice a month to discuss parenting, motherhood and life. The meetings are part of a support program for at-risk families. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Eli Johnson's great-grandmother saved his funeral card. Three-year-old Eli was beaten to death in 2009. May-Ying Lam/NPR hide caption

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ACORN Affiliates Spin Off From National Group

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Rescuers peer into rubble while trying to retrieve a trapped man at a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Hugs Help Reporter Embrace A New Beat

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ACORN Starts To Feel Funding Freeze

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