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Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on ‘Lost Decade’

By Sabrina Tavernise
New York Times

WASHINGTON — Another 2.6 million people slipped into poverty in the United States last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and the number of Americans living below the official poverty line, 46.2 million people, was the highest number in the 52 years the bureau has been publishing figures on it.

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