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Drug addiction is a big concern to rural Americans, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Alice Goldfarb/NPR hide caption

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

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Too Little, Too Much: How Poverty and Wealth Affect Our Minds

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According to the latest results from the Energy Information Administration, nearly a third of households in the United States have reported trouble paying their energy bills. Ponsulak Kunsub/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Which Foreign Aid Programs Work? The U.S. Runs A Test — But Won't Talk About It

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Nationwide Children's Hospital developed Career Gateway Homes, a combination low-income housing project and employment-training center. Courtesy Nationwide Children's Hospital hide caption

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Nebraska resident Nick Carpenter listens as Becky Gould explains the Medicaid expansion petition in early July. Fred Knapp/NET News hide caption

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Rev. William Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He says this movement is about bringing issues of poverty into the national political discourse. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Poor People's Campaign Seeks To Complete Martin Luther King's Final Dream

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

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Sally Armstrong, who plays the role of ragged school teacher Miss Perkins, stands her ground. Samuel Alwyine-Mosely/NPR hide caption

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A 'Ragged School' Gives U.K. Children A Taste Of Dickensian Destitution

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Former Democratic Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma, seen in August 2017, holds a copy of The Kerner Report, as he discusses its 50th anniversary. Harris is the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study, Finds More Poverty And Segregation

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Donald Trump Jr. at a photo session after visiting Trump Tower Kolkata, a Trump Organization apartment building in India. Its website says it is "synonymous with celebrated luxury." Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Photojournalist Matt Black has traveled about 100,000 miles across 46 states to document what poverty looks like across the country for his project The Geography of Poverty. This photograph was taken in Sunflower County, Miss. Matt Black/Magnum Photos hide caption

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'America From The Bottom': Documenting Poverty Across The Country

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The town sign stands in the snow at the entrance to Davos, Switzerland, host to the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum taking place this week. Donald Trump will be among the attendees. David Keyton/AP hide caption

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