The 2016 viral photo of a couple passed out in a car while a child sits in the back seat triggered a painful moment of self-reflection in East Liverpool, Ohio. The community took steps to address its addiction problem, but progress has been spotty.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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."
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A paddy field sits on the outskirts of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, the only country that even comes close to delivering the good life in a sustainable way.
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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.
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