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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Poorest counties still losing in war on poverty

Emalee Short, 15, a high-school sophomore, plays fetch with one of her family’s dogs outside her grandparents’ house in Hensley, W.Va. She hopes to escape the cycle of poverty through education. “I want to be one of the ones who gets out of here,” she said.