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Commentary: Jennifer Lockwood--Shabat Of Washington Women's Foundation

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The U.S. Census Bureau says 2.6 million more Americans fell into poverty last year. But as commentator Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat notes, that accounting covers only the first part of the current recession.

Lockwood-Shabat is vice president of programs at Washington Area Women's Foundation.

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