Census Bureau Says One in Seven Americans Lives in Poverty

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Poverty in America increased last year to 44 million people. One longtime advocate calls it a "national emergency." Will Washington treat it that way? How many poor people vote? Also, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's in New York for the opening of the UN, and a massive oil-company drill may be able to help rescue Chilean miners trapped 2000 feet underground for the past six weeks.  

Banner image: Norma Lopez pushes a cart full of groceries out the World Harvest food bank on September 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. For a nominal donation or an exchange of a few hours of work people can receive a cart full of groceries. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images