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Median household income rose sharply last year, while poverty declined to 10.5% — the lowest since records began in 1959, according to the Census Bureau. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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American Incomes Were Rising, Until The Pandemic Hit

Median household income jumped to $68,700 in 2019, the highest since record-keeping began in 1967. Many of those gains have likely been erased this year, as the pandemic left tens of millions jobless.

A house designed by Paul R. Williams in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif. The first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi, Williams was known for using curves to create a sense of intimacy, even in grand spaces. Janna Ireland hide caption

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'Regarding Paul R. Williams' Honors Legacy Of LA's Barrier-Breaking Black Architect

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Median household income rose sharply last year, while poverty declined to 10.5% — the lowest since records began in 1959, according to the Census Bureau. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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American Incomes Were Rising, Until The Pandemic Hit

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez holds a letter from a Navajo family while distributing food, water and other supplies on May 27, on the Navajo Nation Reservation in New Mexico. Sharon Chischilly/Getty Images hide caption

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To Limit COVID-19, Navajo Leader Says: 'Listen To Your Public Health Professionals'

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An oil rig towers over houses last week in Nigg, Scotland. Major players in the oil industry expect depressed oil demand and low prices to continue well into next year. Peter Summers/Getty Images hide caption

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Oil Demand Has Collapsed, And It Won't Come Back Any Time Soon

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Miriam Robles, 24, says she envisions the day she becomes a U.S. citizen and gets to vote the way other people fantasize about their wedding day. Miriam Robles hide caption

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She Can't Vote Herself, But This DACA Recipient Is Working To Register Others

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Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg, pictured in 2019, tells NPR there's "real appetite for people to find out more for themselves" when it comes to climate change and factual information. Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub

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