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University Of Georgia Students Open Food Pantry

The unemployment rate remains high across the nation and above 10 percent in much of the South. New census data shows young people, those between 18 and 24 years old, are facing some of the highest rates of poverty. Some students at the University of Georgia are reaching out to this group by opening a food pantry on campus. It may sound unusual, but pantries have been popping up on campuses across the country since the recession began.
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High Demand Forces Food Pantry To Shut Its Doors

ACTS food pantry in Virginia had to temporarily close and stop giving out food to families in need because of an increase in demand for food. Melissa Block speaks with Rebecca McGee, ACTS Food Pantry director, about what ACTS is doing to still help families — and to get its shelves stocked to handle increased demand so that it can reopen.
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What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

It sounds ridiculous today. But not so long ago, the prospect of a debt-free U.S. was seen as a real possibility with the potential to upset the global financial system.
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European Leaders Deadlocked Over Rescue Fund

More demonstrations are being staged in Greece as the parliament votes on another round of stinging austerity measures. Wednesdays protests ended in vicious street battles between police and protesters. Meanwhile, European leaders are unable to agree on plans to stop the Greek debt crisis from spilling into the rest of the Eurozone.

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