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Low-Wage America

Alex Williamson, 8, is one of 17 million children who live in U.S. households where getting enough food is a challenge. Sometimes it's hard for the poor to eat healthy because it costs more. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Volunteers sorted through food last fall as they stocked shelves at the San Francisco Food Bank in California. As the U.S. continues to struggle through the recession and unemployment is at record highs, food banks are seeing an increased demand. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In Phoenix, Homeless Battle Summer Heat

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Hundreds Of Calif. Homeless March For Land Rights

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Alfre Woodard Brings True Story To Screen

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Tax Protests About More Than Money

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Should You Give Money To Panhandlers?

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Recession Etiquette: Tipping When Money Is Tight

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Economic Woes Hit Nation's Food Pantries Hard

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