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Alexander Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s, with his family: wife Roberta; Elvia, 7, Elena, 8, and Elvira, 7 (in front), and Ruben Verdugo, 13, and Aaron D. Huerta, 17 (in back). Morales' family has been going for years to the Stand Down event in San Diego, where veterans receive assistance. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Homeless Vets: They're Not Just Single Men Anymore

Overall, there are fewer homeless veterans these days. But that good news is tempered by the growing number of homeless vets with families, including many women.

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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Control Over Research Agenda

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Cara Russo of Gettysburg, Pa., here with 9-year-old Shayla, one of her two daughters, has found success in a program geared to help struggling families navigate past some of the day-to-day obstacles that keep many poor. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

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Honeysuckle Rose Jason Moran & Meshell Ndegeocello
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Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

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Alexander Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s, with his family: wife Roberta; Elvia, 7, Elena, 8, and Elvira, 7 (in front), and Ruben Verdugo, 13, and Aaron D. Huerta, 17 (in back). Morales' family has been going for years to the Stand Down event in San Diego, where veterans receive assistance. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Homeless Vets: They're Not Just Single Men Anymore

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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

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A Tiny, $25 Million Mistake

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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

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