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Jennifer Pahlka co-chaired a strike team that discovered that outdated fraud detection systems were to blame for delaying benefits for millions of Californians. As a result, a new modern ID verification system has just been launched to fix the problem. Clementine Hecker hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

'So Hard To Prove You Exist': Flawed Fraud Protections Deny Unemployment To Millions

Efforts to prevent fraud in state unemployment systems are outdated, hurting millions of people with legitimate claims by causing lengthy and unnecessary delays while not managing to catch much fraud.

Lori McKenna's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project series was inspired by her children's perspectives of the COVID-19 era. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Morning Edition Song Project

On 'This Close,' Lori McKenna Draws Inspiration From Family

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On 'This Close,' Lori McKenna Draws Inspiration From Family

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William Shakespeare's First Folio is displayed at Christie's auction rooms in London earlier this year. The book was published in 1623 and contains 36 of Shakespeare's plays. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Book News & Features

Shakespeare's Original First Folio Sells For Almost $10 Million

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Shakespeare's Original First Folio Sells For Almost $10 Million

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Afghans flee to Lashkar Gah, Helmand's provincial capital, during fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces on Monday. Local authorities estimate that some 35,000 people have been displaced into Lashkar Gah since a Taliban offensive began in Helmand. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tens Of Thousands Flee Latest Taliban Offensive, And Afghan Civilian Casualties Rise

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How Tobacco Plants May Be Key In Preventing COVID-19

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Jennifer Pahlka co-chaired a strike team that discovered that outdated fraud detection systems were to blame for delaying benefits for millions of Californians. As a result, a new modern ID verification system has just been launched to fix the problem. Clementine Hecker hide caption

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'So Hard To Prove You Exist': Flawed Fraud Protections Deny Unemployment To Millions

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