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A sign announces the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer cards at a farmers market in California. Anti-poverty groups fear that many low-income people might be pushed off programs such as food stamps under a possible change to how the government measures poverty. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Considering Changes That Would Redefine The Poverty Line

The possible change involves a different inflation measure to adjust the poverty threshold annually. Anti-poverty groups worry that many low-income people would be pushed off assistance programs.

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Experimental Drug For Huntington's Disease Jams Malfunctioning Gene

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A sign announces the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer cards at a farmers market in California. Anti-poverty groups fear that many low-income people might be pushed off programs such as food stamps under a possible change to how the government measures poverty. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Considering Changes That Would Redefine The Poverty Line

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Bernie and the Believers Featuring essence perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 16, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Contest Contestant Bernie Dalton Dies After Battling ALS

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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan listens as President Trump speaks during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House in February. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump To Nominate Patrick Shanahan As Defense Secretary

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