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Mon November 7, 2011
Rutherford Cnty. Sees 1800+ Homeless Yearly

Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought

The Journey Home's Scott Foster works with a homeless client at the agency's offices in downtown Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro, Tenn  (AP-WMOT)  New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.

The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent that was reported in September.

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