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Obama Declares Gains in Poverty War, but Not Victory

U.S. President Barack Obama is marking the 50th anniversary of the country's War on Poverty, a battle he says the country has only partially won.Mr. Obama said Wednesday the fight started by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 has sharply cut the share of older Americans living in poverty and given almost all of them government health insurance to cover their medical bills. He cited a recent report that said the country's poverty rate has fallen nearly 40 percent since the 1960s.The...

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