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A sign announces the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer cards at a farmers market in California. Anti-poverty groups fear that many low-income people might be pushed off programs such as food stamps under a possible change to how the government measures poverty. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Considering Changes That Would Redefine The Poverty Line

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Members of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective inspect one of their apiaries. The collective teaches displaced coal miners in West Virginia how to keep bees as a way to supplement their income. Courtesy of Kevin Johnson hide caption

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Why This Charity Isn't Afraid To Say It Failed

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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. Ian Brown for NPR hide caption

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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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A man checks his phone to confirm that the charity GiveDirectly has transferred a cash grant to his account. Nichole Sobecki for NPR 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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