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Despite the efforts of a 50-year-old "War on Poverty," income inequality has grown across America in recent years. CNN's Poppy Harlow tracks the story of one woman, stuck in poverty for years.
Thousands of North Carolina families who need welfare assistance have had their funds cut by the government shutdown. CNN's René Marsh reports on their hopes for a deal in Congress.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on staggering figures of people on food stamps, and meets one man on the program.
(CNN) - It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive.
The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.