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Special Report: The Unequal State of America: How Uncle Sam widens the income divide

Michael Pronger, 30, wife Stephanie, 31, and their four-month-old baby, Michael Jr outside their apartment in Washington November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Michael Pronger, 30, wife Stephanie, 31, and their four-month-old baby, Michael Jr outside their apartment in Washington November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Michael Pronger, 30, wife Stephanie, 31, and their four-month-old baby, Michael Jr outside their apartment in Washington November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A youth walks past shuttered buildings in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A youth walks past shuttered buildings in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A youth walks past shuttered buildings in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Georgia Duncan sits in front of her home in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Georgia Duncan sits in front of her home in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Georgia Duncan sits in front of her home in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A golfer replaces the flag after putting out at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm golf course in Potomac, Maryland, in this November 29, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A golfer replaces the flag after putting out at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm golf course in Potomac, Maryland, in this November 29, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A golfer replaces the flag after putting out at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm golf course in Potomac, Maryland, in this November 29, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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A homeless man sleeps at the doorway of a PNC Bank branch, one block from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, in this December 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

A homeless man sleeps at the doorway of a PNC Bank branch, one block from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, in this December 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

A homeless man sleeps at the doorway of a PNC Bank branch, one block from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, in this December 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman waits for a meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman waits for a meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman waits for a meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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U.S. President George W. Bush walks with Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Nick Calio towards the Oval Office at the White House after returning from a ceremony honoring World War II Navajo Code Talkers in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington. In this July 26, 2001 file photo.REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

U.S. President George W. Bush walks with Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Nick Calio towards the Oval Office at the White House after returning from a ceremony honoring World War II Navajo Code Talkers in the U.S. Capitol, in...more

U.S. President George W. Bush walks with Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Nick Calio towards the Oval Office at the White House after returning from a ceremony honoring World War II Navajo Code Talkers in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington. In this July 26, 2001 file photo.REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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Pedestrians pass shuttered buildings in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Pedestrians pass shuttered buildings in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Pedestrians pass shuttered buildings in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman walks a path in the Berry Farm housing project in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. Picture taken November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman walks a path in the Berry Farm housing project in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. Picture taken November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman walks a path in the Berry Farm housing project in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. Picture taken November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A man at the head of the line receives food at the Southeast Neighborhood House food bank in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man at the head of the line receives food at the Southeast Neighborhood House food bank in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man at the head of the line receives food at the Southeast Neighborhood House food bank in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A man enters Mama's Market in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man enters Mama's Market in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man enters Mama's Market in Anacostia in Ward 8 of Washington November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Michael Pronger, 30, wife Stephanie, 31, and their four-month-old baby, Michael Jr pose inside their apartment in Washington November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Michael Pronger, 30, wife Stephanie, 31, and their four-month-old baby, Michael Jr pose inside their apartment in Washington November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Michael Pronger, 30, wife Stephanie, 31, and their four-month-old baby, Michael Jr pose inside their apartment in Washington November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A U.S. flag is shown near the entry way of a large estate in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the more wealthier communities outside Washington, in this November 29, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A U.S. flag is shown near the entry way of a large estate in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the more wealthier communities outside Washington, in this November 29, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A U.S. flag is shown near the entry way of a large estate in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the more wealthier communities outside Washington, in this November 29, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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Homeless men hang around the entrance to the Metro close to the White House early Christmas morning in Washington, in this December 25, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Homeless men hang around the entrance to the Metro close to the White House early Christmas morning in Washington, in this December 25, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Homeless men hang around the entrance to the Metro close to the White House early Christmas morning in Washington, in this December 25, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman (R) arrives at a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman (R) arrives at a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman (R) arrives at a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Director of Public Policy for Coalition on Human Needs Richelle Friedman walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 25, 2012 photograph. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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Ranked lists of 50 states in inequality, poverty, and median income

Ranked lists of 50 states in inequality, poverty, and median income

Ranked lists of 50 states in inequality, poverty, and median income
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Compares percentage of total population in each income band in 1989 and 2011

Compares percentage of total population in each income band in 1989 and 2011

Compares percentage of total population in each income band in 1989 and 2011
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U.S. maps of state inequality levels in 2011 and 1989

U.S. maps of state inequality levels in 2011 and 1989

U.S. maps of state inequality levels in 2011 and 1989
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Time series data on Inequality, Median Income and Poverty for Nation and D.C

Time series data on Inequality, Median Income and Poverty for Nation and D.C

Time series data on Inequality, Median Income and Poverty for Nation and D.C
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Time series data on Inequality, Median Income and Poverty for Nation and D.C

Time series data on Inequality, Median Income and Poverty for Nation and D.C

Time series data on Inequality, Median Income and Poverty for Nation and D.C
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