Pam Fessler Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty and philanthropy.
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The debate over voting is a heated one, often tainted by misleading and exaggerated rhetoric. Simone Golob/Getty Images hide caption

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Exaggerating Voting Issues May Juice A Base — But It Also 'Undermines Our Democracy'

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Voters Have To Wade Through Fraud Rhetoric To Get To The Truth

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Hispanic and black children are over-represented in child poverty totals. NPR hide caption

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Report: Child Poverty Could Be Cut In Half Over 10 Years, At A Hefty Price

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Motor vehicle departments across the country have accidentally allowed a small number of noncitizens to register to vote. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Noncitizens Do Wind Up Registered To Vote, But Usually Not On Purpose

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Contract Employees Are Still Trying To Recover From Shutdown

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission staffer Brian Hancock talks about how election systems have become increasingly complicated in recent years, making them more vulnerable to attack. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Cybertraining Election Officials For This Year's Voting

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President Trump To Address March For Life Attendees

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Heiner Giese, a local landlord and attorney for the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, stands in front of a city-owned abandoned building. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Why Affordable Housing Could Become Harder To Find

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Trump Dissolves Controversial Voter Fraud Commission

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Trump Dissolves Presidential Commission On Voter Fraud

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Simeon Peterson, known as "Mr. Pete," in 2009. Patients at Carville leprosarium often used bicycles to get from building to building, which were connected by covered passageways. Vickie Joseph/Courtesy National Hansen's Disease Museum hide caption

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Christine Thompson lives in Milwaukee with her children ages 7 and 3. They have been served a "Notice to Vacate" by their landlord for not paying rent. In Wisconsin, and most other areas of the country, landlords may evict tenants during any time of the year, including during the winter. Coburn Dukehart for NPR hide caption

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As Temperatures Fall, No Halt To Evictions Across Most Of The Country

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