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No Longer The Fringe: Small-Town Voters Fear for America – Associated Press

Photo: John Kraft sits next to his yawning cat, Tux, at his hilltop farmhouse in Clear Lake, Wis, A word — “Hope” — is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday,

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Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Allie Smith was three months shy of high school graduation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and students were sent home to finish the year remotely. The problem is, Smith doesn’t really have a home. The 18-year-old is one of an estimated 1.5 million students classified by the

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