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Shutdown Jeopardizes Nutrition Program for Poor

posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula - aid that... Full Story

US Poverty on Track to Rise to Highest Since 1960s

posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census... Full Story

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