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Feeding America

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SNAP reductions: Food stamp cuts impact 47 million Americans. Here’s one of them.

On Nov. 1, the largest cuts in the history of our country’s food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, went into …

The real measure of poverty: 1 out of 6 Americans

<i>By Hope Yen, The Associated Press</i><br>The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.<p>The new measure is aimed at …

Life After Kepler: Upcoming Exoplanet Missions

Last week I held an interview with Dr. Sara Seager – a lead astronomer who has contributed vastly to the field of exoplanet characterization. The …

A Dark and Dusty Avalanche on Mars

Mars may be geologically inactive but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening there — seasonal changes on the Red Planet can have some very …

Astronomy Cast 320: Layers of the Sun

Our Sun isn’t just a terrifying ball of white hot plasma, it’s actually a lot more complex. It’s got layers. And today, we’re going to peel back …

George Washington University Wait-Listed Low-Income Students, Replaced Them With Wealthy Ones

George Washington University’s (GW) student publication The Hatchet published a lengthy report on Monday detailing how the university has for years …

Number of homeless students in America hits an all-time high

It’s almost Halloween - that time of year when kids worry about their costumes and their candy hauls. But for many American children, the concerns …

America’s new hunger crisis

In the 22 years that Swami Durga Das has managed New York’s River Fund Food Pantry, he has never seen hunger like this. Each Saturday, hundreds of …

'Crucial first eight years': Study finds most poor children lag on cognitive skills by age 8

<i>By Daniella Silva, NBC News</i><br>Only 19 percent of low-income third graders have "age-appropriate cognitive skills," according to a policy report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. That number is a substantial drop from children in higher-income families, with 50 percent of those third …

How Crummy, Run-Down Housing Harms the Children Who Live in It